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Interview with man who confronted Shasta County burglary suspect

Action News Now spoke with a man who police said confronted a suspected burglar in his home in Redding on Tuesday night.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 4:38 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 4:38 PM

Speech to Text for Interview with man who confronted Shasta County burglary suspect

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found out someone was inside your own man I just got goosebumps it's my mother-in-law is really timid and I was asleep obviously and my mother-in-law lives downstairs at 3:11 when she came upstairs yelling and she woke with woke us up my wife and I saying someone's in the house there's someone in the house help they won't leave help and so then my wife took my shoulder and woke me up you know I heard that but I was I was out at 3 your dead asleep so I woke up and I got dressed up on some shorts and my boots are right by my bed and I have a I was scared but I but I do know I just didn't know what to expect but I was in the Marines in like instant you go from defense to offense quick quickly you know when somebody is there you I had to protect my family and I have my boys are sleeping right across the hallway and I have to pee every I have to keep everybody safe that's my job and I so I had to stop that yeah 28 year olds and there are whole there are everything you know so protecting them they slept right through everything luckily so I guess we did our job but so I just went downstairs to see what was going on to investigate what she was afraid of and the closest thing I had that I could take with me to protect myself was an accident. For a wedding present from retirement schinus Ray Lewis here and I so I just grab that and went down there with a flashlight that was by my bed cuz we just had all those power outages and Anna went went looking for him through the house and and then you ran out the back door a few hours later this morning just a few hours ago most people don't ever expect to really happen to them it's kind of surreal feeling it's not like doesn't feel like anything really happened as far as I don't want it to happen again have you ever had your car broken into I have and I felt really violated and and I felt like there was nothing I could do this time I felt really violated and I felt like there was something I had to do because my life is the lies of my family were depending on me and so I just kind of an instinct I didn't think and now thinking about it it was maybe not the smartest thing to go find the guy in the dark at 3 in the morning and I didn't know anything about now I don't know yeah well we stayed awake ever since it happened happened at 3 and then we kind of stayed awake talking about my wife and I did and then came came right to work but also we get it was scary knowing that somebody could just come right in we thought everything was locked my mother-in-law's not sure if maybe the boys unlocked her door or we don't know if the guy for sure didn't come in through the doggie door we don't know for sure I don't know how to stop anything like that from happening and then there's so many of those kind of people on drugs and stuff in our area that it's just he was up he was under the influence of a lot of drugs he told the police he did and an 8-ball of meth sounds like an astronomical amount so guy like me I don't know I don't do drugs I don't know if it sounds like a lot yeah presents and how they showed up or yeah they got their real quick and they restrain a restraining the burglar real real quick and they were both big guys and afterwards went once he was taking care of any told me that a lot of times they encounter guys like that and it takes five of those guys to hold him down so he said I was worried that I was going to get in trouble and I still am but I don't know but he said that for one guy against one guy with that much influence from drugs in his blood that should basically they have like these they don't feel pain and they hot they feel like they have some kind of crazy power or something and so when that guy had a pickaxe and they just want to shovel that mean I can't I can't take that you can't have that those guys need to go away I feel safe I feel safe even though that happened I think we live and we live in a good area or Community strong and people are watching we're watching and we're keep we keep an eye out on each other houses when I found him he was trying to go in through my in my neighbor's front door of his house I mean this guy was out of his mind then there's people like that but there's also People Like Us that are going to do something about it they're not going to sit back in but let everything over about the Battle Run the good got to do the right thing
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