Park Cities People has the story of Carolyn Isler, who walked in on a burglar at her University Park home on Monday morning:
She heard a commotion and ran to the office, where she found the burglar. He tried to get past her, but she grabbed his arm and yelled, “Stop! Get down!” Isler also grabbed the back of his shirt and tried to push him down.
“He managed to get out the door,” she said, “and I was still holding on to him, and after maybe 5 to 10 feet, I was able to get his arm really high behind his back, and I pushed him forward and pushed him down on his knees.”
Given the struggle, Isler was unable to dial 911. But her neighbor, who just graduated from college, happened to be outside, so she called for help.
“When I had the guy down, and I couldn’t dial 911, I’m like, ‘Now what am I going to do?’ ” Isler said. “That’s when it started to hit me, like, ‘What are you doing?’ You know what I’m saying? That was the first time that reason kind of set in.”
Isler, and the police, urge you not to do what she did if confronted by a crook.