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Half-naked burglar chased off by armed homeowner


A man faces burglary charges after an armed Franklin County homeowner chased him from the scene of a break-in early Monday morning.  State police were called out to the 100 block of West Main Street in Greene Township around 3 a.m. for an active burglary.

The homeowner told troopers he heard a noise, grabbed a gun and told his wife and two children to lock themselves in an upstairs bedroom.  A short distance away, investigators found Thomas David Strode, of Chambersburg, hiding behind Steely Meats half-naked and bleeding from his arm.  Troopers say he was intoxicated and under the influence of drugs.

Strode was arrested and charged with burglary, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct.





3 Comments to “Half-naked burglar chased off by armed homeowner”

    Julie Kostenbauder said:
    February 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    half dressed & fully crazy…not a good combo

    HowIgnorantRU? said:
    February 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs and alcohol. This is your body. This is your body in jail and eventually in the morgue.

    GOODJOB!! said:
    February 5, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    This is exactly why we should continue to fight for our gun rights. This man was just protecting his family and that is how it should be. Job well done and thank GOD you and your family are safe.

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