Homeowner fights off burglar inside Beavercreek home - KPTV - FOX 12

Homeowner fights off burglar inside Beavercreek home

Posted: Updated: Sep 12, 2012 10:10 AM
BEAVERCREEK, OR (KPTV) -

A 63-year-old homeowner fought off a burglar Tuesday night in Beavercreek.

It happened at the home on South Moehnke Court at about 10:20 p.m.

Deputies said the homeowner was sitting in his home when a man entered through an open door. The homeowner then confronted the man and they got into a fight.

Deputies said the victim shouted for his wife to get a gun, which she did. Before the gun was used, the would-be burglar punched the man's wife and ran off.

The homeowner said he though he heard a car leaving the area.

Deputies and a canine unit searched for the man but were unable to find him.

The burglar is described as a white man who is 6' tall with a stout build.

Deputies are investigating, anyone with information is asked to call Clackamas CountySheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #11-9535.

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