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A suspected burglar called 911 after the owner of the home he broke into caught and held him at gunpoint.

The suspect, Christopher Moore, placed the emergency call in Springtown, Texas, during the botched burglary attempt early Tuesday after James Gerow, the homeowner, and Gerow's son pointed guns at him as he sat in his pickup truck parked in the driveway.

"I'm out in the country somewhere," Moore told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. "Some guy's got a gun on me." :huh:

Gerow's wife, Lindy, placed a concurrent call to 911 that confirmed Moore's account.

"You better come quick," she said, "or my husband's going to shoot him."

"If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," James Gerow told his son, according to the Dallas Morning News Crime Blog. "You ain't gotta kill him?just shoot him in the legs."

When police arrived, both Moore and Lindy Gerow were still talking to 911 dispatchers.

According to CBS' Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, Moore was arrested and charged with burglary. He's currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

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HA! In Texas no less. He's so lucky he wasn't shot dead. Shame, it would have been one less criminal.

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I lol'd

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I lol'd a lot. Still am.

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Me too :D

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in a strange flip of events, a burglary suspect called 911 early Tuesday to report that he was being held at gunpoint by a Springtown homeowner and his son.

The homeowner called 911, too, but by then he was in control, holding him at gunpoint and demanding to know what he was doing in his home.

?Just unlucky, I guess,? the man responded, according to a release from the Parker County Sheriff?s Department.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. when the homeowner and his wife woke up to find an intruder in the bedroom of their home in the 100 block of Lelon Lane.

The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Christopher Lance Moore of Bedford, left the home and sat in his GMC pickup, parked in the family?s driveway. The homeowner followed him with a pistol, took the suspect?s keys and blocked his getaway with his own vehicle, while his stepson trained a shotgun on Moore, Fox 4 News reports.

?If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs,? James Gerow told his son. ?You ain?t gotta kill him; just shoot him in the legs. ? If he?d got out, I?d have expected him to shoot him.?

When deputies arrived, both men were on the phone with 911. Deputies asked Moore why he had broken into the home, to which he merely said he had ?bad intentions.?

Moore was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, and his bail was set at $35,000. His criminal record includes theft and drug charges.

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I guess burglars don't think about the owners having guns.

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LOL! What a dumb***! You can't do that kind of stuff in TX and get away with it anyway, lots of people have guns...but still, LOL! :rofl:

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You'd think that, with the gun laws as they are in Texas, criminals would think twice about breaking into peoples houses! Ffs they must be mentally retarded! I suppose most petty criminals are mentally challenged!

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I wonder if most burglars are really desperate for money, or if it's just a career for them.

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I thought this thread had been locked?

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I thought this thread had been locked?

^ Ah, but some of us have magic ... ;)

Thanks, Mr. X

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I bet he'll think twice before robbing someone again.

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