Man shoots robber after 911 call transferred to voice mail

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A homeowner in Florida shot a robber during a break-in after his 911 call was transferred to voice mail.

According to WTVT, four robbers with guns broke into the man’s home last week and demanded prescription drugs and money.

The victim called 911 to report the crime in progress. The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law enforcement but the call went to voice mail.

Chaos ensued and when the victim called 911 again he told dispatchers two women in the home were injured and he had shot one of the robbers.

Three of the four robbers, including the one that was shot, have been apprehended.

Officials say the call being transferred to voice mail didn’t slow down deputies’ response time. They also say steps are being taken to make sure it doesn’t happen again.