A Man Is Acquited For Defending His Property - He Claims He Was Defending Himself. How Far Should it Go?
Bob Orlosky, a heavy-equipment contractor, was tired of people trying to steal from him. On December 1, 2006, he suspected that three men were on his property in San Diego county to steal copper wire and he simply had enough. According to reports, and testimony, as the three drove away from the property, Orlosky parked on the side of the road and stepped into the middle of the roadway. The three men apparently continued driving down the roadway toward Orlosky. Orlosky claims he heard a gun shot and assumed the men were firing at him. He stayed in the middle of the road. He then says that the jeep brushed against him and made him lose his balance. Claiming self-defense, he then began to shoot. According to one of the survivors, Orlosky fired approximately 10 rounds into the jeep as it passed and drove away, killing one and injuring another. He was acquitted of all charges today after two separate trials. But should he have been? Jack talks about it on Kogo Radio and kogo.com and takes your calls at 1-800-600-5646.