Friday, January 12, 2007

AZ: Homeowner holds intruder till police arrive: "A Mesa homeowner kept an intruder at bay early Wednesday morning after the man jumped into the homeowner's yard, police records show. Police said Richard Anthony Avila, 38, of Mesa jumped into a yard in the 200 block of South Allen just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but was confronted by the homeowner, who had a gun. "Avila proceeded to push past the homeowner to gain entry into the residence," police reported. The homeowner grabbed Avila by the throat and pushed him out of the house and onto the ground, where the he held him until police arrived, records show. Police reported the homeowner did not know Avila. Avila was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of criminal trespassing."

Australia: Fruitcake shot dead after police chase: "A Perth policeman has shot dead a driver who stabbed him after a high-speed chase and crash. The pursuit ended in suburban Floreat when the driver lost control and crashed through the front fence of a house in Salvado Road. But when officers moved in to arrest the man, he grabbed a knife from a house and attacked a policeman. Police said they tried to pull over the car, which was carrying three men, after reports of a public disturbance at Floreat Park. The three men fled the scene for a property in Ferndale Street believed to be the home of the 31-year-old driver. A spokesman said the man ran from the car and into his home before re-emerging with a knife. He then stabbed the officer in the shoulder before being gunned down."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this guys name was daniel rolf. he was an eccentric surfer who i hung out with from time to time. he was a funny, happy guy, although I hadnt seen him for about a year. He grew up just down the road from me. Im currently in india, but i imagine he will receive a surfers burial at city beach.

I dont know what happened to make this happen, but it is very sad and wasteful.