Alleged Home Invader Demands Money, Held at Gunpoint Until Cops Arrive

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On April 25 a Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania, an alleged armed home invader confronted a couple in their kitchen to demand money, holding them at gunpoint for approximately 20 minutes. The boyfriend was eventually able to retrieve a gun and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.

The alleged suspect is 25-year-old Jules Kahle of Collegeville.

According to WFMZ, resident Michelle Spatz said she and her boyfriend came downstairs Saturday morning for coffee and the suspect was allegedly “hiding in the kitchen.” She said, “As soon as I turned around, he was standing literally five feet behind me.”

Kahle allegedly pointed a gun at them, ordered them to go into the living room, and there demanded “money and food.”

She said he held them at gunpoint while she and her boyfriend tried to calmly talk him into just taking their money and food and leaving.

WFMZ reports “The gunman [allegedly] took cash, credit cards, and food before fleeing the house.”

Spatz’s boyfriend then grabbed a gun and ran to the driveway where he cornered Kahle and held him at gunpoint while Spatz dialed 911. Police arrived shortly thereafter to make an arrest.

Tinicum Township Police Chief James Sabath said: “I have to commend the victims; they did a marvelous job. If I were to train them how to deal with a hostage situation, I could not have done a better job.”

Kahle was arraigned and “police say he is facing anywhere from five to 60 years in prison.”

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