Thursday, September 3, 2009

Arizona: Armed homeowner holds youth suspected of burglary try

Chandler, Arizona

From the Arizona Republic of September 2, 2009
Armed homeowner holds youth suspected of burglary try

A Chandler homeowner, armed with a gun, took one of two juveniles into custody after they broke into his home.

The homeowner's 13-year-old son was the only person at the house, in the 800 block of West Elgin Street, when two juveniles knocked on his front door on Monday.

The boy did not open the front door. The juveniles forced their way through the back door, police said. The boy ran to a neighbor's home, and his neighbors called police.

The boy's father got home before authorities arrived, grabbed his gun and took one of the juveniles into custody.

Police apprehended the second juvenile when he jumped from the second story and attempted to flee from the home.

Both juveniles, who are Chandler residents, were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, police said.

Their names and pictures are being withheld by police.

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