Door Dash Armed Invasion Ends Badly for Intruders
A homeowner in Noblesville, Indiana, defended himself and his property from two armed intruders who posed as DoorDash drivers delivering Taco Bell food. The incident happened on April 6, when Grayson Rhue, 18, and Ruai Ngundeng Pal, 22, both of Roswell, Georgia, knocked on the door of a house with a DoorDash bag containing quesadillas and drinks. They were wearing red DoorDash masks and caps, according to court documents.
When one of the three occupants of the house, who were house-sitting for the owner, opened the door, Rhue forced his way inside and told him to “Go inside, don’t make any noise.” He pointed a gun at him, while Pal followed behind. However, another occupant of the house retrieved his own firearm and fired seven shots at the intruders, hitting Rhue multiple times. Rhue ran out of the house and collapsed two houses away, where he was pronounced dead by the police. Pal fled the scene and was later arrested in Tennessee.
The police found a stolen handgun under the DoorDash bag that Rhue dropped. They also discovered that the attempted robbery was not random, as Rhue had sent a Snapchat message to someone saying “Yeah we robbed his trap. I’ll be back tommorw I’m robbin his house tonight then driving straight back.” He had also tried to enter the same house through a bedroom window two weeks before the shooting.
This case shows how the right to bear arms can protect law-abiding citizens from violent criminals who prey on innocent people. The homeowner acted in self-defense and within his legal rights when he shot at the intruders who threatened his life and property. The intruders, on the other hand, were reckless and foolish to think they could get away with such a brazen act of burglary. They paid a high price for their crime: one lost his life and the other faces multiple felony charges, including murder.