LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP — A man out for a run near Jersey Shore noticed something not quite right at his parents’ home.
He stopped to investigate and ended up holding a suspected burglar at gunpoint.
State police charged Donald Dangle, Jr. of Jersey Shore with burglarizing a home Monday afternoon.
Dangle may not have been caught if it weren’t for the homeowners’ son whose quick thinking foiled any plan the alleged burglar may have had.
Early afternoon and a good distance off Route 44 near Jersey Shore, state police had a suspected burglar in custody.
Troopers were called to the secluded home around 1 p.m. and when they got there, the homeowners’ son seemed to have everything under control.
“I came across, peeked in, and saw him going through the cabinetry of the house, so I went and retrieved my firearm and confronted him,” said Andrew Lyon.