Tuesday, October 18, 2016
AZ: 80+ Year-Old Armed Man Stops Burglary
Around 4:30 a.m. that morning, an elderly Cornville man confronted a burglar with a handgun and ordered him to lie on the floor during a home invasion at the 5600 block of E. Whisper Ridge in Cornville, according to the release. The area is known as the Verde Santa Fe subdivision located off Cornville Road.
The suspect begged the homeowner not to shoot him, stated the release. YCSO said he then escaped through the front door when the homeowner briefly left the room to access a phone.