Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TN: East Ridge home intruder stopped by armed residents

EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -- An East Ridge family catches an intruder in the act and held him for police. They tell Channel 3 why their guns may have saved their lives. A 22-year-old Hixson man is behind bars after police say he repeatedly tried to force his way into an East Ridge home early Sunday morning. It happened on South Seminole Drive.

Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday the Davenport family awoke to a banging at the front door. They asked the man what he wanted and he made it clear-- he wanted inside. From there, they called police and jumped into action to protect themselves.

"My husband said police are on the way, I have a weapon and the guy said 'F that I'm coming in this house' and he was breaking the glass and he had his arm inside the house trying to unlock the door," homeowner Melissa Davenport said.

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