Armed Alabama Homeowner Thwarts Thieves

posted on February 23, 2016

Three would-be burglars in Forestdale, Ala., walked away empty-handed after a failed attempt to break into a shed on private property. It happened just after noon when homeowner Marcus McIntosh—who isn’t normally home at that time of day, but happened to be on this occasion—heard his dog barking. 

He came up from his basement to investigate and found two women in his driveway and a man trying to break into his shed. McIntosh got his gun and confronted them. The suspects fled but, in trying to get away, their car got stuck in a ditch. McIntosh was then able to grab the man and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The two women were later located and taken into custody. 

McIntosh had a warning for future burglars: “We are not going to take it. You don’t try to take stuff from people who work hard.”

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