Two neighbors detained a home invasion suspect the morning after Thanksgiving in Saginaw County, Michigan, until police arrived at the scene.
The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office received a call Nov. 25 at 7:30 a.m. about a suspect who was yelling and jumping on a car, WNEM 5 reported. Undersheriff Michael Gomez said that as police entered the scene, the suspect intruded in a house on Sanderson Street in the St. Charles Village, according to WNEM 5.
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Neighbors watching the situation thought the suspect had intruded into the home, so they entered the house five minutes later at 7:50 a.m. and then detained the 32-year-old suspect until the police arrived, according to Gomez, WNEM 5 reported.
A 41-year-old woman and her two children, ages 13 and 9, were home when the incident unfolded, according to WNEM 5. Due to the neighbors’ quick action, no one was injured. (RELATED: Woman Manages To Escape Kidnapper After He Broke Into Home, Shut Off Electricity)
Police took the suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, into custody. Police charged the suspect with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of personal property more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.