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Couple Gets the Jump on Armed Home Robber

by Ammoland.com  |  Published on November 16, 2016

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- ABC News 5 in Cleveland, reports in Akron Ohio 10-17-2016, an un-identified 61-year-old homeowner told News 5 that his dogs alerted him to an intruder in the house just before 7 in the morning. He reached for his antique pistol in this nightstand as the bedroom door started to open.

The husband said “I just went up to the door pulled it open and stuck it in his face.” His wife, 46, grabbed the phone, ran out into the living room and at the same time retrieved her 9mm. The homeowner said he was unable to tell if the intruder was armed as he pushed the intruder back into the living room.

Soon, both husband and wife were holding the 6’ 5” intruder at gunpoint. After 8 minutes, Akron police arrived and immediately took the suspect into custody.

The homeowner said it wasn’t until investigators were processing the scene that they found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the sweatshirt that the suspect left on the couple’s couch.

The intruder who lives in Akron, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and having weapons under disability. He has a 2001 conviction for aggravated attempted murder. A Summit County judge sentenced him to nine years in prison.

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