Would-be Robber passes out on porch while 82-year-old woman with a broken leg and a crowbar weapon calls 911
You just can’t make this stuff up. This happened near Baton Rouge; this is the CBS report:
WALKER, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who passed out while allegedly trying to break into a mobile home where an 82-year-old woman was calling 911, crowbar in hand. Deputies said 24-year-old Derrick Gauthreaux of Denham Springs was checked at a hospital Thursday, then booked into the parish jail on one count of attempted burglary.
Investigators said the woman reported an attempted break-in about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and said she was recovering from a broken leg but had a crowbar for protection.
Chief of Operations Perry Rushing said Gauthreaux told deputies he had been released from the New Orleans jail around midnight, and records showed he’d received a summons for an open alcoholic drink about an hour before his arrest.
He remained jailed Friday in lieu of $50,000 bond. It was not clear whether he had an attorney.
The local report said the man had been released from New Orleans jail and then went out to celebrate his release.
And for some reason the poor woman thought she had to stay by the front door; she apparently kept asking the 911 dispatcher what she should do if the guy managed to break in, and the dispatcher finally told her to get away from the front door. I’m thinking she really wanted to use that crowbar.