CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — Police say an armed western Pennsylvania homeowner subdued a burglary suspect until police could arrive.
Online court records don't list an attorney for 27-year-old Matthew Fettis, of Gibsonia, who faces a preliminary hearing Friday on charges including burglarizing an occupied structure.
Fifty-one-year-old Joseph Eisel says he and his wife woke up to find Fettis in the bedroom of their Cranberry Township home about 3 a.m. Monday.
Eisel grabbed a 9mm pistol from a closet and chased Fettis down the hallway.
Eisel says, "It was just instinct. You jump up and protect your family."
Police arrived to find Fettis lying in a fetal position on the floor, with Eisel holding him at gunpoint. Police say Fettis got into the home by throwing an antique metal wagon wheel through a basement window.