Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Prowler Shot At On Brotherton Mountain Road
A Putnam County resident used a gun to defend himself and his property this week after coming upon a prowler near a storage shed. The resident of Brotherton Mountain Road told the sheriff's department that his mother had heard someone trying to get in the kitchen door so he went outside to look around. He says he saw someone in the back by a storage building and claims that the suspect raised a long gun toward him. The victim then started firing his .45 caliber pistol at the man, while running back into his house. He fired off eight rounds, but apparently didn't hit anyone. Authorities say an attempt to track the would-be burglar with a police dog was unsuccessful.