Thursday, October 18, 2012

(WI)Kenosha homeowner holds burglar until police arrive

KENOSHA — A Kenosha County homeowner took matters into his own hands after he discovered a man allegedly trying to burglarize his home on Monday, October 15th. That suspect is 18-year-old Lorenzo Jones. Jones now faces a felony charge of burglary.

According to the criminal complaint, the homeowner involved in this case was asleep just before 8:30 p.m. on Monday when he heard a noise inside his home. The complaint indicates he “heard something fall and got up to investigate, taking a gun with him.” The homeowner then heard the sound of running footsteps in his kitchen followed by the sound of someone going down the basement stairs.

The complaint indicates the homeowner saw a light on in the basement.

“I said, ‘I got a weapon. It’s loaded. I’m prepared to shoot, come out,’” the homeowner told FOX6 News.

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