The Ogle County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office reports that a man who broke into a house was caught and held by the homeowner—a homeowner and his gun, that is.
Elijah Greer, the 25-year-old suspect, had carefully picked a home in Creston to loot. However, that house happened to be the residence of a man who owned a firearm, a man who was also home in the early afternoon last Tuesday.
After a 911 call reporting a burglary, deputies arrived to find the intruder held at gunpoint by the homeowner. Initially, police thought there might be additional suspects in the case, but it is now believed Greer acted alone. Greer was transported to the Ogle County jail where he is now being held without bond pending an appearance in court.