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Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

 
Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive
Posted Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 @ 11am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Police say a 25-year-old man is charged after they say he was caught by a homeowner inside the home going through their stuff.

It all happened around 4:30 Wednesday morning on Westwood Ter. N. in St. Petersburg. Police say the homeowner heard noises and saw 25-year-old Bryan Remley in his living room going through his stuff. Police say the man’s wife called  9-1-1.

The homeowner told police when Remley saw him, he started to run in his direction so the homeowner fired two shots, missing him. Police say his gun jammed so he ran a got a second gun. Then, police say Remley ran toward the kitchen to get out of the house, but couldn’t. When the homeowner got to the kitchen, police say he found Remley lying on the floor. Remley asked the homeowner to let him go and he would come back and mow the lawn, police said. The homeowner held him at gunpoint until help arrived, police said.

Police say they found a 3-4 inch blade in a holster on Remley who is charged with armed residential burglary and violation of probation, and an outstanding warrant from Seminole County from petit theft.

Police say this is the second time someone burglarized the home. On August 28, police say someone entered the home while they were there, so the couple has planned to be armed with a gun whenever they get up in the middle of the night.

Photo Credit St. Petersburg Police Department

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