Homeowner Detains Burglar at Gunpoint

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

A Washington County homeowner took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his garage and two vehicles Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

“There's a sign at the edge of the property that says ‘Warning: Our citizens are armed,’ and this is a real good example," said Ryan Hord.

Hord’s wife, Mindy, called 911 when the incident occurred.

“I woke up this morning to get my son his milk and I look outside and there's a black guy outside without his shirt on...so I ran inside and woke my husband up," said Mindy Hord in a 911 call to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Hord grabbed his gun and went after the burglar. Hord detained the burglar in the driveway until sheriff's deputies arrived.

“My husband has a gun on him, right. He's not going anywhere until someone comes and picks him up,” said Mindy Hord to a 911 operator.

Sheriff’s deputies took the burglar into custody. The suspect has been charged with burglary of a habitation and burglary of a motor vehicle.

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