After being awakened by noises in his house at 4:30 a.m. on March 28, a St. George, Utah man retrieved his 9mm handgun, found a burglar, and held him at gunpoint till police arrived.
Homeowner Eric Martin says the burglar tried to flee when he found him. But Martin tackled him, put the gun against his head, and warned him, “If you move, I will shoot you.”
The burglar, George Keller, had apparently been going in and out of Marin’s home as Martin slept that night, as there was a stack of things of the front yard the burglar had carried out.
Martin’s girlfriend called 911 while Martin kept the gun pointed at Keller. When police arrived they said Martin “did a great job.” Adding: “We are incredibly grateful for this homeowner and what he did. It was brave and it was a great conclusion to what could have potentially been a very bad situation.”