(WDRB/CNN)– A Kentucky male equipped with a gun said he and his 150-pound canine prevented a suspected robber from fleing.
Derek Thomas was seeing Saturday night football when he noticed a suspicious shadow outside his house in Louisville, WDRB reports. The house owner stated he got a gun for protection and strolled outside, where he discovered an unusual guy inside his truck.
“As I pulled my gun on him, I said: ‘What the hell are you doing in my truck? Get out of my truck,'” Thomas informed the news station.
He stated the guy crawled out of the vehicle and attempted to leave, but dropped to the ground and remained there after Thomas fired two cautioning shots.
Thomas then called on his partner, who was inside your house with their 3 kids, to come outdoors and bring back-up. So, she called 911 and brought out their Terrific Dane called Tank– who kept a close eye on the suspect until authorities got here.
“(Tank) began barking and going crazy. I said, ‘You heard that? That’s my 150-pound canine. And I guarantee if you run, I’m not chasing you– but he’s going to catch you,” Thomas remembered informing the guy.
Authorities later detained the suspect, recognized as 25-year-old Matthew Conklin. Officers stated they discovered capped needles and heroin in his pockets.
Inning accordance with court records, Conklin offered the officers cash to not take him to prison.
The 25-year-old pleaded innocent to drug trafficking charges, trespassing and bribery at an arraignment on Monday. He’s still being held in prison on $10,000 bond.
As for Thomas, the house owner stated he had no remorses about how he and his pet dog managed the situation.
“I work every day hard for my cash and it makes me upset that someone is out here in my stuff, taking my stuff,” he said.
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