Wednesday, December 05, 2012

IN:Homeowner, 76, pulls gun on scam artists who flee in van

HOBART | A 76-year-old Hobart homeowner and his wife were targets of scam artists who prey on the elderly, police said.

Three men, who knocked on the couple's door Thursday on the pretext of doing yard work, instead worked to divert their attention, police Detective James Gonzales said.

No money reportedly was stolen by the men, who were inside the couple's house and garage, police said.

The homeowner, who began feeling uncomfortable, grabbed his handgun from inside his garage, but was pushed down by one of the men who took it from him, Gonzales said. The gun was recovered on the couple's property, in the 1200 block of Decatur Street, Gonzales said.

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1 comment:

Dean Weingarten said...

The second case today of criminals disarming a defender! Must be a "blue moon"!