Woman Holds Burglar But He Flees as She Tries to Shoot His Tires
Authorities say burglaries usually don't happen at night they happen during the day. That's what happened at a home in the 1600 block of East Pomona Road on Friday afternoon.
THE RESIDENT TRIED TO HOLD THE MAN AT GUNPOINT
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says the resident of the home caught a person in hear garage and attempted to hold the man at gunpoint as she called 9-1-1. But the suspect fled and ran to a large commercial “Snap-On Tools” truck that was reported stolen out of the Yakima area about a half an hour before the resident caught the man in her garage. The resident was determined to keep the man at gunpoint until Deputies arrived as she even attempted to shoot out one of the tires before the man drove away.
DEPUTIES FOUND THE SUSPECT AND THE VEHICLE
A short time later a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy found the vehicle off the road in the 300 block of Pomona Heights Road. Law enforcement officers converged on the stolen vehicle, but the suspect had already fled. During an area check, a second Deputy saw a suspicious man seated in a “side-by-side” ATV. He talked to the man who turned out to be the suspect in the burglary and auto theft.
The man was taken into custody without incident.
It was also later discovered that the suspect stole the side-by-side from an area residence during this attempted flight.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE MAN CLAIMED HE WAS A TRANSIENT FROM PORT ORCHARD
Authorities haven't released the suspect's name only saying he's a 39-year-old male transient that claimed he lived in Port Orchard, Washington.
He was booked into the Yakima County jail for numerous felony charges, including Second Degree Burglary and two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
No injuries were reported.
Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic says "If she was in her home and believed she or others present were in imminent harm, she could use deadly force. If he is running away and she shoots, the law does not favor that result. She could hold him at gunpoint to pin him down pending law enforcement arrival inside the home."
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