A burglar in Georgetown ran away with empty hands and an eyeful Wednesday night when he was confronted by a nude, pistol-packing homeowner.
The homeowner woke up to see a flashlight moving around outside his bedroom door, Georgetown police said.
After checking that his wife was sleeping beside him, the homeowner grabbed the 9mm handgun he keeps in his nightstand and leapt out of bed. He didn’t have any clothes on.
“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if (the burglar) was more afraid of me or the gun.”
Upon confronting the homeowner, the burglar screamed “I’m so sorry, sir” twice before he ran and jumped out of the first-floor window he had apparently used to get into the house. The next morning, the homeowner said he saw the indentations of where the man’s body hit the dirt.
“He probably went out that window head first,” he said. “It’s all pretty absurd.”
Georgetown police received a call about the break-in around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of S. Austin Ave. No arrests have been made.
A break-in in the middle of a weeknight is very unusual, said Assistant Chief Cory Tchida.
Police believe the break-in may be connected to another that occurred July 5 in the 1900 block of S. Church Street. The residents were not home at the time.
The second homeowner is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that results in an arrest and conviction in the case.
“If I can get him off the street that’s money well spent,” he said.
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