by Adan Salazar

‘You’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County, and we prefer that you do actually,’ sheriff says.

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A sheriff in Florida urged residents to use lethal force if necessary against home intruders in order to save taxpayers money.

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson’s comments came last week after a Pace resident opened fire on a suspected burglar accused of breaking into several homes.

“We don’t know what homeowner — which homeowner — shot at him. I guess they think they did something wrong, which they did not,” Johnson said.

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