Skip to comments.Man holds burglar at gunpoint in bathrobe
Posted on 03/23/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
An Lacomb-area resident armed with a shotgun caught a burglar in his shop early Friday morning and held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
Jim Brazel, 82, said the culprit, who was hiding behind a tractor, came within a half-second of dying.
This man doesnt realize how lucky he is to be alive today, Brazel said. My finger was half-pressed against the trigger. That close.
Justin Dean Russell, 36, of Albany,OH, was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary. His initial bail was set at $6,000, and he was scheduled for a court appearance on Monday.
Brazel said his wife Miriam woke him up in the middle of the night. She heard something out in the shop of their Green Mountain Drive residence.
Since more than $1,000 in equipment was taken from the shop in a burglary just three weeks prior, Brazel wasnt fooling around.
He put on a robe, grabbed his shotgun and headed outside with his wife.
Inside the shop, Brazel had a tractors front end hoisted up. It was rocking back and forth, and he knew something was wrong.
I told my wife Theres somebody in here yet. Watch it, Brazel said.
Moments later, he saw movement behind another tractor in the shop.
I drew the gun up and was going to pull the trigger at whatever it was. ... I thought it was probably an animal to begin with, Brazel said.
The man stood up, so I did not shoot, he added. But Brazel kept the gun pointed at the burglar.
At 4:29 a.m., Miriam called 911.
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He said he isnt going to hesitate to shoot if he feels in danger.
Who was wearing the bathrobe - the robber?
LOL ... you beat me to it!
That’s the first thing I thought:
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.
Then, we tried to remove the tusks, ... but they were embedded in so firmly, we couldn’t budge them. Of course, in Alabama the tusks a looser.
But that’s entirely ir-elephant to what I was talking about.
Why was the gunpoint wearing a bathrobe?
My father once shot a bear in his pajamas. At least that’s what the headline said.
Exactly where is bathrobe located?
I can’t find it on any map.
Really, How stupid are reporters and editors?
How a headline like:
“Bath-Robed Man Holds Down Robber. Reveals He’s Packing.”
I’m reading that article.
I heard Obozo and Barney Frank once held up a guy at gunpoint, without bathrobes and without guns. He was never heard from again.
I never forget a face but in your case I’m willing to make an exception.
Take my wife... please!
I hate a dirty joke, I do
Unless it’s told by someone whooooo
Knows how to tell it