Armed homeowner confronts intruder

A man living in the 2400 block of South 13th…

A man living in the 2400 block of South 13th Street grabbed his gun and confronted a teen who allegedly broke into his detached garage Wednesday.

The teen, a 14-year-old boy, ran, but was caught by Springfield police in the 2100 block of South Ninth Street.

The homeowner told police the burglar alarm on his garage went off about 6:45 p.m. When he looked outside, he saw that the garage door was open. The man grabbed a firearm, went to the garage and found a youth inside the garage.

The homeowner ordered the teen to lie on the floor, and initially, the boy complied. A short time later, the boy ran from the area. The homeowner chased him for a block, but then returned home.


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