Texas Burglar Calls Police On Himself After Livid Homeowner Confronts Him With A Gun

Texas Burglar Calls Police On Himself After Livid Homeowner Confronts Him With A Gun
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In a bizarre turnaround a burglar caught in the act felt he had to call 911 and report his own crime because he was afraid the homeowner was going to shoot him.

On Tuesday night, Christopher Lance Moore, 41, was attempting to rob the house of James Gerow of Springtown, Texas around midnight when he was discovered in the bedroom the homeowner shared shared with his wife.

Fleeing to his car to make a getaway, Moore was followed by Gerow brandishing his gun demanding to know ‘what the hell’ he was doing inside his home.

‘I pointed the gun at him and asked him who he is,’ said Gerow.

‘He said his name was Lance and I said, ‘Lance, what the hell are you doing in my house?’

Scared witless at being rumbled by a man who had every legal right to shoot him then and there, all Moore could mumble was ‘just unlucky, unlucky.’

It was then, according to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler that Moore phoned 911 himself.

‘I’m out in the country somewhere and some guy’s got a gun on me,’ said the panicked would-be burglar.

‘Who’s going to shoot you?’ the operator asked.

‘I don’t know, this dude in the red jacket.’ Moore said.

While he was sat in the car, Gerow got his 13-year-old stepson to stand guard over Moore from the porch with a shotgun, while he drove his pickup truck across the entrance to his driveway, effectively trapping Moore.

‘If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs,’ Gerow reportedly told his step-son.

Indeed, during this all, Gerow’s wife herself phoned the emergency services.

‘You better come quick,’ she said to the authorities.

‘or my husband’s going to shoot him.’

Shortly after the 911 call was logged, Deputies arrived on the scene and Moore was subsequently taken into custody — where he remains — and booked on a charge of ‘Burglary of a Habitation.’

Bond has been set at $35,000.

For his part, Gerow told the deputies when they arrived that he had decided fairly early on during the incident that he wasn’t going to shoot Moore, because he realised the burglar ‘wasn’t thinking clearly.’

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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