Wrong House: Family Shoots Down Burglar Who Ignored Warning Shot After Breaking into Home


A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said.

It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door.

Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot.

“[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder didn’t retreat,” Hester said.

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The chief said Large made it into the kitchen. But by then,three members of the Pena family were armed.

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