Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Caldwell, Idaho

From the May 17, 2005 [Boise] Idaho Statesman:
CALDWELL — Retired mechanic Warren Harlow was asleep at 9:30 p.m. Sunday when his wife woke him because she heard a racket in the basement of their Denver Street home.

Harlow, 77, grabbed his antique .22 pistol and headed downstairs to find an intruder halfway in a sink below a broken out window.

Harlow told the man to leave but the man came at him, police said.

"I batted him on the head with the pistol. That didn't get no attention. He turned on me. I put a bullet in the cement wall," Harlow said.

The man ran to the furnace room, turned and the two men struggled again, Harlow said.

"I told him I was going to shoot him if he didn't stop," Harlow said. "I protected my family and I protected myself."

Caldwell police officers arrived about that time to take the man into custody.

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