Two alert neighbors are credited with thwarting an armed man’s attempt at breaking into a home with a metal pole.
A son alerted his father after he saw a man jump the neighbor’s fence and began an attempt to kick in the back door. At the time, a woman and children were said to be inside the home.
The father went over and began yelling at the man to stop. That’s when the man started moving towards the father with a metal pole, swinging it and threatening to kill him. The father, armed with a gun, pointed it at the man and convinced him to put the pole down and get on the ground.
When police arrived, they took 42-year-old Frederick D. Orr into custody on charges of first-degree burglary and felony harassment-threats to kill.
No one was injured during the incident.
Thanks to this alert son and armed neighbor who sprung into action, everyone is safe. Who knows what would have happened if the man had entered the home, and that’s something we don’t want to know.