‘Mr. Wrong House’: Seattle 82nd Airborne Veteran Catches Burglar And Gives Him A Beating [Video]

Sean Mahoney - Author

Nov. 17 2014, Updated 11:56 a.m. ET

It seems that if one was to pick “burglar” as their career choice, or even as a hobby, among the rules they should follow would be making sure nobody is present in the targeted home, and that if they are, they’re not a trained military veteran.

Well, a burglar in Seattle failed to heed these two rules of the burglar-ing trade and, much to his chagrin, paid dearly for it with a severe beating from a resident that happened to belong to the U.S. military’s 82nd Airborne, reports Fox News Insider.

And much to the delight of YouTube viewers, and perhaps those who have suffered a burglary but never got to deliver a burglar-beat-down of their own, the whole event was captured on multiple security cameras.

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The Seattle resident whose home was the burglar’s target is named Andrew Myers, and is a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne division. According to Myers, the burglar, who he calls the “local creeper,” had broken into his basement before, on Veterans Day of all days, in the middle of the night. During that burglary, the “local creeper” came away with only a shirt, leaving behind very expensive camera equipment for which Myers expected the burglar to return.

Because of this burglary, Myers installed “some security improvements to alert (him) to movement in (his) fence line,” for if and when the burglar did return.

Sure enough, as seen on the video which features a running time-stamp of 11/16/2014, Sunday night, with the time beginning at 7:46 PM, the “local creeper” arrives, smiling, but not for long.

Along with the YouTube video, below, is a narrative apparently written by Myers, with a blow-by-blow account of what went down.

Alerted by his new security measures that the local creeper had indeed returned, Myers prepared to execute a predetermined “plan,” figuring the burglar would return to the same spot of the house where he’d broken in before.

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“I had a plan that didn’t work because I expected him to head back along the trail – instead he went around the other side of my house… Now I am thinking: ‘he just made his way around my house to attempt to gain entry upstairs (where my GF and dog are), WTF?? Once I told him he wasn’t coming in, and wasn’t leaving till he talked to the police he struggled to get away and tried to pull off a huge haymaker on the porch. He ate an uppercut for his troubles, (off camera) and he was just about ‘out’ on the porch already but I realized I wanted anything that happened to be on camera so I drug him down the stairs. The rest can be seen on camera…”

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Myers didn’t pull any punches with the video production either, even featuring some catchy music with a reggae beat.


Finishing his statement, Myers thanks the Seattle police and highlights a note on the police report, “Assailant attempted an assault to break free. He lost.”

[Image via YouTube]


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