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Akron homeowner foils break-in, holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 11:07:13-04

AKRON, Ohio — On Monday night, Akron police responded to a home in the city's Goodyear Heights neighborhood for a burglary, but when officers arrived they found the individual had already been detained.

It happened just before 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Hampton Road.

According to the department, when the officers arrived, they found the homeowner holding the 29-year-old burglar on the floor at gunpoint.

The homeowner told police that when he heard someone kicking his back door in, he went to see what was happening and found the burglar inside.

Police didn't provide any details regarding what happened next, but the homeowner was able to subdue the intruder and hold them until officers arrived.

According to authorities, there was damage on the back door that was "consistent with the account of events."

Police said the intruder was taken into custody without incident and charged with burglary.

The matter remains under investigation.

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