KOTC, PRIDE and UFC veteran Dean Lister had a pretty frightening experience earlier this week. The fighter came home and found what he calls a “meth head” rooting through his stuff. Thinking fast, Lister began filming this incident. Unfortunately, things nearly reached a deadly crescendo when the burglar realized he was being filmed. He picked up what looks like a pipe or a hammer, and raised it toward the BJJ blackbelt lister. Lister then drew his sidearm, which was unsurprisingly enough to spook this burglar away.
Here’s how Dean Lister tells it.
“At 8PM pacific time, here in San Diego I walked in on a meth head ripping me off. At the end of the video, he raises a pipe at me, off camera I drew a sidearm and he stopped advancing toward me. I LET him escape with his life through a window. Cops said I was legally good if I killed him. But is that what I want? In the end, he stole plenty of $$$$$ from me. This video is for “hopefully” anyone who knows who this meth head is. White dude, skinny, methe’d out with his tattoos. Police are on it but if anyone knows who he is please help me,,, thank you very much.”
As Lister says, he might well have been legally clear had he chosen to kill this intruder. In the end, however, he refrained, which is probably for the best.
Having let this frightening burglar escape, Dean Lister is asking anyone with information to call the police. He says the intruder made off with some serious money — though it looks like that money will be long gone by the time they find this guy.
Are you surprised Dean Lister let this guy escape?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/22/2018.