A three hour long standoff with an armed robbery suspect came to a bizarre end at a Southeast Portland garden shed.
Police said the suspect broke into the shed on SE 104th and Boise Street, after robbing a home several blocks away on the 10000 block of Pardee Street.
Police said the suspect, an adult white male, walked into the home on Southeast Pardee just after 1 p.m. Monday, and tried to swipe any valuables he could find.
Only, he was caught by the homeowner's friend, red-handed.
"I told him he wasn't going anywhere with those things, and I was standing in front of the door, and I wasn't going to let him go," said the female victim, who wanted to remain anonymous.
"He pushed me a couple times, pulled out the gun and then put it in my face, that's when I backed up."
Witnesses told FOX 12 the suspect took off running down Pardee Street hopping over fences, all while recklessly waving his handgun.
"He was big with a big gun, and he was shooting past my house and he just started booking it," said witness Marilyn Hendrix. "By the time I called police, I lost track of the guy."
But, it wasn't long before the suspect was spotted, several blocks away near 104th and Boise.
"My wife saw him go into our shed so she came and woke me up," said homeowner David Hieronymus.
"We called police, who got here pretty quick. They didn't want to go into the shed at first because they thought he was armed, so they waited for the SWAT team to come. In the meantime, they asked my family to leave."
After waiting it out in the hot shed for more than three hours, the suspect surrendered.
Police said he could barely walk and believed he consumed an unknown quantity of engine fluids, so they rushed him to the hospital. The suspect's name and charges will be released upon his booking into jail.
Detectives have not yet recovered his gun and ask that anyone in the neighborhood with information to call (503) 823-0400.
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