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Armed OK homeowner forces burglar to crawl outside and wait for police at gunpoint

Aiming a 9mm Glock 17 handgun. (Max Pixel/Released)
August 09, 2018

A Yukon, Oklahoma homeowner came eye-to-eye with an attempted burglary suspect.

The resident was armed and forced the culprit to the ground, detaining him until police showed up, News 9 reported.

The homeowner, Steven Davenport, said he was in his home on Friday when he heard his door chime.

“I just thought [the door] wasn’t shut so I pulled it to and went back to work,” Davenport said.

The door chimed a second time and Davenport said: “Just as I reached like that the handle went from my hand and it pulled, so I just jerked it and did that and went and got my gun.”

After retrieving his weapon, Davenport opened his garage door slowly. The burglar was just standing there looking back at him.

Davenport followed the intruder, later identified as Jared Bennett, who fled into Davenport’s backyard.

Davenport held the gun to Bennett, ordered him to the ground, and instructed him to crawl to the front yard.

“I anticipated either not seeing him, or seeing the back of him running away, but for him to be standing there staring at me that really got my attention. At that point I took my 45 and racked a round and told him he was going to die if he didn’t get on the ground,” Davenport said.

“That all happened in a microsecond, so it was a creepy feeling actually,” Davenport said.

Davenport said: “He started pleading, ‘I just wanted some water please sir let me go, I’ll never come back.’”

Davenport claims that just made him angry. “I just got mad, you don’t get to come in my house,” Davenport said of the incident.

Searching for help while still detaining the intruder, Davenport saw a jogger who came to his aid and called 911.

The jogger told 911 dispatch: “Yes we have an emergency, there was a guy breaking into a house in our addition and he’s being held at gunpoint on the ground.”

The jogger also took the photo above, showing Davenport holding the intruder at gunpoint in his driveway.

“She came down and helped me, helped a stranger with a gun pointing at someone else, so she’s pretty brave,” Davenport said.

Bennett was arrested at the scene.