Elderly Man Tackles Teen Breaking into His House

POSTED: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 8:14am

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:49pm

An elderly man fought back after police say two teens broke into his Central El Paso house.
The elderly man tackled one of the teens and held them down until police showed up.
NewsChannel Nine's cameras caught one of the teens being arrested and taken away by police.
We're told the teens stole spray paint cans from the garage of the man's house in the 3100 block of Wheeling.
They tried to take off but that's when the elderly homeowner chased them into the alley.
He pinned one of the teens down.
The other got away.
Neighbors heard the yelling and called 911, then helped hold the teen down until police arrived.
One man we spoke with says he was happy to help his neighbor.
No word this morning on if police caught the other teen involved.

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Just shoot 'em. Seriously, these subhuman thugs are worthless pieces of genetic trash. I am pleased that the elderly man was able to fight off the thugs but why waste your energy chasing them when a bullet can do it faster AND stop them? We need some kind of "cleansing" to rid our culture of trash like these. History always repeats itself...

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