This happened hot to far from where I live. Burglars should know better than to break into a rural home in this great state. This burglar should be counting his blessings. The best part is that the homeowner's son had his own gun pointed at the burglar, and in the news video he looked to be 12 or 13 years old.
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 himójust shoot him in the legs, son."
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.