A man accused of breaking into a house with children inside was stopped by good neighbors with guns until police came.
Two armed neighbors of the victim of the home invasion observed the intruder run into a house with two kids inside.
Just after 7:30 in the morning, the police were summoned in response to a man leaping on a car, shouting, and acting erratically.
When things got out of hand, the man broke into a 41-year-old woman’s house where she lives with her 13 and 9-year-old children, both of whom were present at the time.
As the scenario developed, two nearby neighbors with concealed carry licences saw it coming and acted quickly.
The men held the suspect until the police arrived and took him into custody.
Miguel Gomez, the undersheriff for the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office, told MLive that the suspect seemed to be high and that it was likely the neighbors who stopped anyone from getting hurt.
Due to the two neighbors’ rapid action in controlling the suspect soon after he gained entry into the house, no injuries were sustained.
The suspect did look to be under the effects of drugs, although it is unknown what his objectives were.
According to the MLive story, the suspect will be arraigned on counts of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property worth more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.
The suspect is believed to be 32 years old, though his name has not yet been made public.