LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are looking for a suspect after a foiled burglary. The victim ended up attacking the suspect when he caught the man in his garage.
The man living at the home on Walnut Creek Drive says he's not from Lexington, and is used to being able to keep his garage door open without any problems. He says what happened early Wednesday has changed his mindset for good.
Around 8:30 a.m., the victim says he was sitting in his living room, watching the news, when he noticed a stranger walking toward the front door. He got up anticipating a knock, but when it didn't come, he remembered he had left the garage door up.
When he went to investigate, he saw a man in his late teens or early 20s, attempting to swipe a gas can from the garage.
"When I saw him bending over picking up my (gas can)...it clicked in my head. I says,'Okay, what are you gonna do?' I'm just saying, hey, if you need gas, I'll give it to you. You don't have to steal it. But I'm more aggressive than that, so I decided to confront him."
In that confrontation, the would-be thief got punched in the face and pushed. He ended up leaving empty handed.
Police are now looking for the getaway vehicle with the suspect and two other people inside. The vehicle is described as an older dark red Chevy Blazer S-10, with four doors. The front passenger window is busted out.