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Family finds, fights burglar inside their home

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say there is still a lot left to be learned about a burglary that happened Wednesday night in the 600 block of Sheridan Drive. All investigators know is a family came home to find a woman inside their house.

"The occupants of the home, come home apparently from church, and notice some things are out of place in the house, the dog is kind of acting strangely. The gentleman begins to investigate a little further," said Lt. Chris Young, of the Lexington Police Department.

At that time, police say the man, who lives at the house, confronted the female intruder.

"At this point, it's really premature to make any comment or statements as to reasoning for her showing up or that type of stuff," said Lt. Young about the suspect's reason for being inside the home.

As the man was confronting the woman, neighbors just one house over say they got a knock on their door from a child frantically seeking help.

"The little boy who lives next door, I think he's like eight, he came over and was banging on the door saying 'Call the police! Call the police! Someone's in the house, someone's in the house with Papa!'" recalled Brandon Knight, who said he ran over to help while another person dialed 911.

"I grabbed a metal bar went running in there, and when I did I saw the neighbor, the guy who was still inside the house, had a woman pinned in the closet," described Knight. "The woman in the closet was saying 'It's okay, you can let me go.' He said, 'You're not going anywhere till the police get here!'"

"The suspect is in custody, and is being transported to our headquarters for interviews and investigative matters there," explained Lt. Young.

Police say there is an allegation that a shot, or shots, may have been fired, but they say they're still investigating that at this time. Police add that no one was injured in the scuffle.

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