Burglar Calls 911, Asks Police For Help After Homeowner Pulls Gun

A burglar was forced to call 911 on Tuesday morning in order to protect himself from an angry, gun wielding homeowner.

According to the Star Telegram, Christopher Moore attempted to burglarize the home of James Gerow in Springtown, Texas, early Tuesday morning. Gerow woke up, however, and confronted the man outside his home.

Moore ran to his to truck to make a getaway but dropped his keys when Gerow drew his gun. The burglar climbed inside his truck as Gerow and Gerow’s son surrounded the vehicle with their guns drawn.

Gerow told his son:

“If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs. You ain’t gotta kill him—just shoot him in the legs.”

So what do you do? Moore was sitting in his truck with guns pointed at him and his keys are out of reach on the front lawn. So, Moore did the only thing he could do: The burglar called 911 and told them that someone was going to shoot him.

Moore said:

“I’m out in the country somewhere. Some guy’s got a gun on me. He’s going to come shoot me.”

The dispatcher asked Moore, who said that his name was Phillip Tanner, questions about who was trying to shoot him and why and Moore couldn’t give a clear answer. Thankfully, while Moore was on the phone with authorities Gerow’s wife was also making a call of her own.

Gerow’s wife said:

“You better come quick or my husband’s going to shoot him.”

Deputies arrived on the scene and quickly figured out what was going on. Moore admitted that he was on the property with “bad intentions” and was arrested for burglary of a habitation.

Moore spent Wednesday night in jail. His bail was set at $35,000.

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