Saturday, August 04, 2012

Jacksonville neighbors, including 68-year-old couple, get the jump on intruder(FL)

Joanne Farley, 68, has always been a light sleeper. So when a man burst through her French doors last Thursday covered in blood, she was ready to defend herself.

 It started about 4:30 a.m. with a man using a knife to pry open a sun-room door of another home down the street in the 500 block of Arlington Road in Jacksonville. Homeowner Maya Trout, 33, fired birdshot at him after discovering the intruder when his dog started barking, police said.

 The wounded man ran down the hill and into the Farley home, toppling through their granddaughter’s pool floats, tossing his knife on the kitchen counter and stumbling into their bedroom. He yelled, “They’re after me,” and handed Farley her phone begging her to call the police, she said Wednesday.

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