Hollister Homeowner Shoots Armed Burglar

Hollister, California – A Hollister homeowner shot an armed burglar at around 6 a.m. on May 10. She awakened to find a man with knives and a machete in her walk-in closet. She is the mother of two children – her husband says she went into “mama bear mode.” After demanding he leave, she fired several warning shots, then he advanced on her position, so she shot him in the leg. The suspect was identified as a man named Ocean Burger (actual name), 18. The Hollister address is a gated community called Montebello Estates. The gate didn’t stop the suspect.

hollister homeowner

Investigators say Burger was armed with several knives and a machete when the mother confronted him inside her closet. They say Burger ignored orders to leave and when the homeowner fired several warning shots he allegedly advanced towards her, that’s when the mother fired at the accused burglar hitting him in the leg. And California law may be on her side.

“You got somebody nuts in the head inside your house I don’t know if he had a knife I thought I heard maybe he had a knife you just can’t stand still and do nothing,” said Postigo.

Investigators say they will not recommend any charges be filed against her.


The alleged burglar is charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary tools, and is being held on a $40,000 bond at the San Benito County jail.

Warning shots may not always be a good idea because of the very situation this Hollister homeowner found herself in – the suspect “advanced” on her after she fired them. Verbal warnings should be sufficient. If they do not comply, it’s time to take them down. If a suspect is already inside your walk-in closet and is armed with knives and a machete, then that person likely means to cause you and your family harm. Shooting them in the leg may or may not stop the suspect’s advance, especially when they are armed. This Hollister homeowner is fortunate that her efforts worked well and her shot was able to stop his advance.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


Turn your back on Big Tech oligarchs and join the New Resistance NOW!  Facebook, Google and other members of the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil are now doing everything they can to deliberately silence conservative content online, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and follow us at ParlerCodias, Social Cross and Gab.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon, get your conservative pro-Trump gear here and check out some great pro-Republican gear here.


While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:

Trending Views

Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×