(GA) Intruder fatally injured during home burglary


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Drizzt
May 9, 2003, 02:30 PM
Intruder fatally injured during home burglary

By BILL MONTGOMERY
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A would-be burglar died early today after breaking into a Sandy Springs house by jumping head-first through a front window.

"This is a weird one, I must admit," said a puzzled Fulton County police major, Wenda Phifer. "Jumping through glass to get into, not out of some place...I don't know."

The mortally injured suspect attempted to struggle with officers, who dragged him out from under a bed before he collapsed from loss of blood, Phifer said. The 35-year-old man, more than 6 feet tall and 250 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes, died at Northside Hospital.

"He must have cut a main artery," said Phifer. Although the man had no identification on him, Phifer said detectives have some idea of who he may be.

The homeowner, whom police declined to identify, told detectives he and his wife were asleep upstairs in the two-story house on Colewood Way, west of Johnson Ferry Road, and when they were awakened at 2:40 a.m. by the sound of the shattering window.

"The victim ran into the hallway and yelled for the suspect to get out of his house," as the man rushed by him into the bedroom, Phifer said. The suspect slammed the bedroom door in the homeowners' face, she added. Somehow the homeowner's wife got out of the bedroom

The homeowner "grabbed his wife and two sons, and they all got out of the house safely," Phifer said.

Police answering a 911 call pulled the alleged intruder out from under the bed. "He was initially combative, but began to breath rapidly and in moments collapsed. He was in full cardiac arrest when medics arrived," Phifer said.

Phifer could not say whether detectives have any indication of what the man was looking for.

"He did have some money on him, but we don't know if it was taken from the house or if he already had it," Phifer said. Nothing else appears to have been taken, she said.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/northfulton/0503/08burglar.html

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MonkeyMan
May 9, 2003, 02:40 PM
:scrutiny:

Yep, some folks around here will smoke anything. Sounds like a good candidate for a Darwin.

Standing Wolf
May 9, 2003, 11:29 PM
Voted for Liar Gore, I'm sure.

.45Ruger
May 10, 2003, 09:02 PM
Thank God another moron gone from the gene pool. Hopefully he didn't procreate fist.

BamBam
May 10, 2003, 09:22 PM
with brown hair and green eyes
The media pretty much won't identify suspects by race anymore. Looks like they have figured out how to implicate certain groups not protected by "PC" guidelines, though.

tyme
May 10, 2003, 09:52 PM
Hilarious, but does this have something to do with L&P? :uhoh:

Byron Quick
May 11, 2003, 05:41 AM
Sure, law enforcement officers were involved. Obvious.

Mark Tyson
May 12, 2003, 12:48 PM
Leaping lizards! This crook wasn't exactly Dr. Moriarty, was he?

LiquidTension
May 12, 2003, 01:33 PM
Makes me sick that the homeowner's reaction was to yell at the guy before fleeing from his own home. In my house, a shout would have been followed by a shot, especially if the BG was making his way towards a family member!

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