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Ohio homeowner captures thief, ties hands and feet



Published: Fri, December 2, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says he doesn't plan to pursue charges against a homeowner who subdued and hogtied an alleged robber.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly tells WBNS-TV the homeowner had a right to protect his property and himself. Kelly says that's what authorities believe the homeowner did Thursday when he chased the burglar and tied up the man's hands and feet.

Kelly says when deputies arrived to investigate the robbery at the southeast Ohio home, they found the suspect restrained in the back of the homeowner's car. He says the homeowner recognized the robber and went to his residence to subdue him.

Homeowner William Stanley tells the television station his video game systems were taken earlier Thursday, and he later found the man in his home.


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