"Neighbor lends hand in foiling crime"

911 didn't wasn't particularly fast here:

Neighbor lends hand in foiling crime
The Marion Star

PROSPECT - Tim Sheehan said he's grateful to an alert neighbor who confronted two Grove City men suspected of burglarizing the Prospect Pharmacy early Monday morning.

"That's above and beyond the call of duty of a neighbor," said Sheehan, owner/operator of the pharmacy at 171 S. Main St. "They wouldn't have been caught without him."

Around 1 a.m. Monday, the man, whose identity is not being released, heard a noise and witnessed two men entering the store, said Chief Deputy Al Hayden with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

First, he called 9-1-1. Then, armed with a firearm, he confronted the two men.
"The alarm went off when they went in and they ran," Sheehan said. "(Deputies) caught up to them on their way out of town."

The neighbor was able to give a description of the suspects' vehicle and deputies who arrived on the scene spotted it and began to follow it.

With the help of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was stopped on U.S. 23. . . . .

Thanks to David Kohler for sending this link.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a bit concerned that the introductory statement that "911...wasn't particularly fast" might be misunderstood.
In all fairness, it should be noted that Prospect is a village several miles south of Marion. I have no doubt that the deputies got there as quickly as possible. The Marion County Sheriff's office does a pretty good job of tracking down the bad guys!
Incidents such as this underscore the need for people to be alert, and to have the means to defend themselves if necessary, since it isn't possible for police officers to always be just around the corner when trouble comes.

5/08/2008 2:09 AM  

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