Homeowner Uses Gun and 150-Pound Dog to Hold Robbery Suspect for Police


A homeowner in Louisville, Kentucky, used his gun and 150-pound dog to stop an alleged robbery in progress and hold the suspect until police arrived.

The dog’s name is Tank.

According to Fox 5, Derek Thomas was sitting home watching football when he “noticed a suspicious shadow” outside his window. He grabbed a gun, went out to investigate, and allegedly found 25-year-old Matthew Conklin rummaging through his truck. Thomas fired two warning shots and ordered Conklin to the ground.

Conklin complied, after which Thomas called for his wife, who brought Tank out of the house.

He said “(Tank) started barking and going crazy.” Thomas then looked at Conklin and said, ‘You hear that? That’s my 150-pound dog. And I promise if you run, I’m not chasing you – but he’s going to catch you.”

Police arrived on scene and arrested Conklin. He was allegedly had “capped needles and heroin in his pockets.” Moreover, he is alleged to have offered the police officers cash to let him go.

Thomas spoke to media after the incident and made clear that he does not feel bad about using the gun or bringing out his dog. He said, “I work every day hard for my money and it makes me upset that somebody is out here in my stuff, stealing my stuff.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com


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