Friday, December 7, 2012

Caught Burglar Calls 911

via Mad Mike's America
A suspected burglar called 911 after the owner of the home he broke into caught and held him at gunpoint.

The suspect, Christopher Moore, placed the emergency call in Springtown, Texas, during the botched burglary attempt early Tuesday after James Gerow, the homeowner, and Gerow’s son pointed guns at him as he sat in his pickup truck parked in the driveway.

“I’m out in the country somewhere,” Moore told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. “Some guy’s got a gun on me.”

Gerow’s wife, Lindy, placed a concurrent call to 911 that confirmed Moore’s account.
“You better come quick,” she said, “or my husband’s going to shoot him.”

“If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs,” James Gerow told his son, according to the Dallas Morning News Crime Blog. “You ain’t gotta kill him—just shoot him in the legs.”

When police arrived, both Moore and Lindy Gerow were still talking to 911 dispatchers.
According to CBS’ Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, Moore was arrested and charged with burglary. He’s currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
Aggregate courtesy of YahooNews.  For the video click HERE.

I'd say this Texan gun owner displayed the proper restraint. His remark on the video was especially appropriate. He said the guy was obviously not in his right mind and didn't need to be shot.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. As long as the truck was not running, the criminal did not pose an imminent threat of great bodily harm or death to the homeowner or the homeowner's family. The armed homeowner chose the correct course of action.

  2. The audacity of some thugs never ceases to amaze me. A burglar calls 911? When he gets out of prison, he should get a talk show.

    1. You're a real prince, Greg. Even the offended home owner recognized the guy was not right in the head. But for you, they're all thugs, right. All the easier to shoot the fuckers and let god sort 'em out.

    2. Except no one got shot here. The good citizen did the right thing--although that shoot in the leg thing isn't as much of an alternative as he thought.

      And by the way, I'm a citizen, not a prince.