Skip to comments.Botched Burglar Calls 911 On Himself
Posted on 12/07/2012 12:31:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
SPRINGTOWN (CBSDFW.COM) - An accused burglar is in the Parker County jail after he called 911, afraid of the homeowner who was holding him at gunpoint. He stayed on the phone for more than 10 minutes with the operator, even trying to convince himself the scenario wasnt real.
The man, Christopher Moore, was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Lelon Lane in Springtown Tuesday morning when the owner of the home woke up and found Moore in his bedroom.
James Gerow said he thought it was his son, until he got up and realized his son was still asleep in his own room. Gerow noticed a truck parked outside that he didnt recognize, grabbed a handgun and walked outside.
Moore ran from the home toward his pickup, but Gerow chased him down and ordered Moore to stop and took his keys.
Moore climbed into his truck and sat there while Gerow and his son pointed guns at him.
Gerows wife Lindy was the first to call 911.
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Darn, that reminds me of the time I ran over myself.
I asked my wife to run down to the store for some beers and she said NO, so ....I ran over myself!
You better come quick, she told authorities, or my husbands going to shoot him.
Then Moore, still inside the truck, placed his own call. Im out in the country somewhere. Some guys got a gun on me, he said in the call. Hes going to come shoot me, he continued.
Whos going to shoot you? the operator asked.
I dont know, this dude in the red jacket. Moore said.
LISTEN: Moores 911 call (edited for time and sound clarity)
When deputies arrived both were still talking with 911 operators. When Gerow asked Moore why he was inside the house, Moore replied that he had bad intentions. Gerow said he could tell the man wasnt thinking clearly, which is why he never fired the gun he was using.
Moore was then arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, hes currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
I love a happy ending.