Burglar Calls 911 on Homeowner
Early Tuesday morning, a 911 operator in Springtown, Texas, got a call from Lindy Gerow, who reported a burglar had just entered into her home. "You better come quick," she said, "or my husband's going to shoot him."
It the operator had any doubt about the severity of the situation it was confirmed by a concurrent call. This one from the home invader himself.
"I'm out in the country somewhere," Christopher Moore, 41, told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. "Some guy's got a gun on me."
Tthe Gerows were awakened by Moore wandering into their bedroom at 12:30 AM. James Gerow and his teenage son chased Moore to his pickup truck, pistols drawn, and wouldn't allow him to leave the driveway.
And that's when both Moore and Lindy Gerow decided it was a good time to call the cops.
The cops booked Moore for burglary of a habitation when they arrived. Moore, whose criminal record includes theft and drug charges, conceded that he had "bad intentions."
James, for one, is glad both his wife and the burglar called the cops instead of letting the situation escalate.
"He's in the wrong place, wrong time and isn't in his right mind," James said of Moore. "So there's no reason to shoot him."