Drunk Teen Burglar Nearly Shot by Homeowner
Luckily, the teen probably was spooked by the arrival of police units and hearing the homeowner, otherwise the intrusion could have turned deadly.
Around 7:30AM Sunday, Richland police were called about a string of burglaries that had, and were occurring, in the Mesa Drive/Leslie Road area.
Police caught up with the suspect, but not before they had broken into two homes and a business. During one of the burglaries, the family was home and during the investigation later told police they heard the intruder and were preparing to arm themselves with a gun.However, the teen fled the home before any confrontation occurred.
When police caught the suspect, he was identified as a 16-year-old, he had several bottles of alcohol on his possession, and was impaired. He was booked into the Juvenile Justice center on a plethora of charges.
Police didn't specify how the teen broke into the homes or business.