The nation is shocked to read that not long after midnight a man in New Fairfield, Connecticut shot a masked intruder at his sister's house who turned out to be his son. The son Tyler Giuliano is dead. The father Jeffrey Giuliano and his sister are puzzled why the teenager put on a mask and sought unlawful entry to his aunt's home.
What most residents in Connecticut are not surprised about is the quick action the father took. What is embedded in the state's memory bank is the home invasion in Chesire. A respected medical doctor, his wife, and two daughters on the brink of young adulthood were in the house when two robbers entered. Before they left the wife and two daughters were dead. Some contend that police could have intervened more quickly. So, residents figure it's up to them to protect themselves.
Perhaps the boy was engaged in a prank. Maybe he wanted to prove to himself he could rob a house and framed the test in familiar territory. It could be he was angry. Whatever. He should have taken a better read of the community fear of home invasion.