Homeowner holds burglary suspects at gunpoint for police

Homeowner holds burglary suspects at gunpoint for police
Troy A. Wright (Source: LMDC)
Troy A. Wright (Source: LMDC)
Debra Watts (Source: LMDC)
Debra Watts (Source: LMDC)
Matt Robinson (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Matt Robinson (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –  When a man came home and found a burglar inside his house he took matters into his own hands until police arrived.

Matt Robinson noticed a suspicious car in front of his home in the Hawthorne neighborhood as he returned from work on Monday night.

"My door is like kicked in an all that," Robinson said.

As Robinson entered his home, he found a burglar in the hallway.

Robinson quickly took matters into his own hands. He used his firearm to hold the burglar at gunpoint.

"He went face down," Robinson said. "He dove into the hardwood floor. You know what I mean. He had on white pants and he pissed all over himself."

Police soon arrived and identified the suspect as Troy Wright, 31 – a man Robinson knew.

"I've known him since I was 10 years old," Robinson said. "You know that's kind of backstabbing stuff right there, but people's problems cause them to do crazy stuff."

Officers found a black ski mask and black gloves inside the house belonging to Wright.

Police also arrested Debra Watts, 19. Officers said she was acting as Wright's lookout.

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Robinson said this is the second time someone's broken into his home.

"Don't start anything, it won't be anything," Robinson said.

Wright and Watts are each charged with burglary. They are being held at Louisville Metro Corrections and are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

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