KFBK's Sullivan Bails Out Burglar's Shooter
April 6, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFBK-A/SACRAMENTO midday host and business anchor TOM SULLIVAN put his money where his mouth is, putting up $3,000 of his own money to post bail for a SACRAMENTO man who shot a young suspect breaking into his car. SOU SAECHINN's arrest for protecting his property touched off a debate over citizens' rights to use force to protect their property, and SULLIVAN tells CBS affiliate KOVR-TV/SACRAMENTO, "I just get caught up in stories of people; and if you want to help you help."
Early WEDNESDAY, SAECHINN looked out his window to see three people trying to break into his car; he went outside and shot at the trio, hitting a minor suspect in the chest. The police arrested SAECHINN under a CALIFORNIA law that allows the use of firearms to protect persons but not property.