The St. Louis couple who defended their home from protesters has had their home searched by police.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey have had their lives turned upside down since having been recorded on video defending their home within the private community that protesters were tresspassing on.
The couple has been villified by the leftist media and social media for several weeks now.
This is the latest chapter in the rediculous circus that they’ve been forced to deal with all in the name of defending their own home.
Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters.
During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.
The couple claimed the pistol that Patricia McCloskey held during the June confrontation was already in the possession of their attorney, the station reported.
There was no immediate indication the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime. The warrant applied only to a search for the guns, KSDK reported.
On Monday, the McCloskeys appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and disclosed that protesters had returned to their neighborhood July 3 – but the couple was alerted in advance and hired a private security company to protect their residence.
The previous night, “we started hiding valuables and securing the house,” Mark McCloskey told host Sean Hannity.
Last week’s protest was loud but non-violent, the homeowner said.
In the June incident, Patricia McCloskey said, the couple was startled just before dinnertime when “300 to 500 people” entered the gated community where they live.
"[They said] that they were going to kill us," Patricia McCloskey told Hannity on Monday night. "They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead, and they were pointing to different rooms and said, 'That’s going to be my bedroom and that’s going to be the living room and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room’.”"
So let's recap this sequence of events:
Protesters trespass in a private gated community.
This couple defends their home after the trespassers hurl threats at them.
The police do nothing about the trespassers, and instead take away the couple's means to defend themselves.
Meanwhile, the media has made sure that everyone knows where this couple lives and now they have a giant target painted on their front lawn.
This is getting way out of hand...