By John Hawkins
Police? “Yes, this guy has a gun on me,” said….the burglar!
A Texas burglary suspect called 911 early Tuesday morning to report that a homeowner was holding him at gunpoint and threatening to shoot him, KDFW reports.
Homeowner James Gerow said he awoke at around 12:30 a.m. and found a man wearing dark clothes and a hoodie inside his Springtown home. He then retrieved his legally owned gun and followed the man out to a truck that was parked in his driveway.
Wielding his firearm, Gerow ordered the suspected burglar to give him the keys to the vehicle and told his wife to call 911 while he held the suspect at gunpoint.
“Yeah, hurry up now. He says my husband’s fixing to shoot him,” she reportedly told the dispatcher.
…Moore was later arrested for burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony.
…“I gave him a chance…Had he said he had bad intentions before that, he wouldn’t have got his second chance. That’s a different ballgame. You threaten me and my family, that’s a different ballgame,” Gerow added.
If Gerow wouldn’t have had his gun, there could have been a struggle, he could have been disabled or killed and then his family would have been at the burglar’s mercy. Bob Costas would probably argue that should have been exactly what happened. But, when the bad guy with “bad intentions” ends up so terrified for HIS LIFE that he has to call the police, that sounds like a great ending to what could have potentially been a tragic situation.