Ohio Homeowner Holds “Whacked Out” Burglar At Gunpoint For Police

posted on December 2, 2016

A Coventry Township, Ohio, couple had just finished feeding their 18-month-old son Monday night when the wife, Amanda Fillinger, heard a noise and told her husband, “Oh my God. Somebody’s in the kitchen,” Jonathan Fillinger recounted to Ohio.com. “So I told her, ‘Get my pistol.’” 

Amanda ran and retrieved her husband’s 9 mm, then called 911 while Jonathan held the home invader at gunpoint for police. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Thomas R. Duncan, 51, standing in the couple’s kitchen. Jonathan, who has a concealed-carry permit, said the intruder “seemed whacked out of his mind.” 

“He went and started to reach into his pockets, and I said, ‘OK, man, don’t reach in your pockets. I don’t know if you have a gun.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to shoot you. But if you reach in your pockets again I’m going to shoot you.’ … He didn’t move after that.” Duncan was charged with felony burglary and taken to jail.

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