Update, 1:30 p.m. Monday
The man who was shot in the leg early Monday after attempting to confront a burglary suspect in Uptown New Orleans told WWL-TV that he thinks he should have called 911 instead.
“What I should’ve done is call 911,” Tom Hayne told WWL on Monday. “It’s just a little against my nature just not to confront something that’s wrong, but I think it is best left up to the police force.”
Hayne, who went to the hospital for his injuries and was later released, told WWL that he still hopes to play disc Frisbee this weekend, as long as his leg heals.
Hayne was shot around 6:30 a.m. after he spotted a person attempting to break into vehicles near Soniat and South Liberty streets, WWL reported. When he went to confront the suspect, he was shot in the leg, Hayne told WWL. The suspect then fled the scene.
Hayne told WWL that the end result could have been worse.
“I’m just thankful that the worst part of it was my wife worrying and the IV shots in my arms at the hospital,” he said.
A man walking his dog Monday morning in the 5000 block of Loyola Avenue approached a man breaking into cars and was shot, according to a report by WWL-TV.
New Orleans police reported one male victim with unspecified injuries in the 6:30 a.m. incident. A neighbor told WWL the man was shot as he approached a car burglar.
The man was transported to a hospital. No further information was immediately available.