Dublin man shoots home intruder ‘in the bottom’ with bow & arrow

An archer takes aim in this unrelated file photo. Source: Facebook.
An archer takes aim in this unrelated file photo. Source: Facebook.

Police in Dublin are investigating after reports that a man shot a home intruder with a bow and arrow, with the arrow ‘hitting him in the buttocks’. According to reports by local media, the man fired the arrow at the intruder after chasing him from his Wattle Grove home.

The intruder, who is yet to be identified, allegedly broke into the home on Glanara Street and stole a large amount of cash and keys to a vehicle. The suspect then allegedly entered the vehicle and attempted to drive away.

As he was in the process of reversing, the homeowner allegedly arrived at the scene, armed with a bow and arrow. The homeowner confronted the intruder, and this caused the suspect to crash the vehicle into a nearby fence.

The intruder then got out of the car and ran towards a parked Mazda Tribute. It is at this point that the resident allegedly fired the bow and arrow, with the bolt striking the crook in the bottom.

The intruder managed to escape despite the injury and drove off in the parked car. Many Irish readers who viewed the story online say that the offender deserved the punishment he received. “If it was me, I would’ve aimed for his crown jewels instead,” wrote one man from Dublin.