Posted: Aug 8, 2010 6:03 PM by Matt Stafford
Updated: Aug 9, 2010 2:07 AM
El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men they say broke into the garage of a home on Dix Circle, Sunday morning in Security. They met the homeowner, wide awake and armed, around 2:30 a.m.
"The homeowner was armed with a weapon and did fire a couple of shots towards the suspects," says Lt. Lari Sevene with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies aren't sure, but the homeowner told them there's a strong chance he shot one of the intruders. However no one was found and no arrests have been made.
"I heard a pop," says Debra Knight who lives on the same street. The noise caught Knight's attention.
"Last night I was awake all night," Knight says.
Debra's mother, Edith Knight, has lived in the neighborhood 24 years, and this is kind of crime is new to her.
"Never heard, never thought of anything like that," Edith explains.
Now that's two homes on her street broken into in the last month. Other neighbors on the street are vamping up protection efforts; some are getting security systems others are now keeping weapons close by. Saturday morning's events got Edith thinking of other ways to protect herself.
"I've thought about a gun, in fact I have a gun but I'm scared of the gun too," Edith says, but she doesn't want to think about the situation her neighbor was put in -- actually having to use it.
For now she says neighbors need to be on the look out.
"Keep your eyes out," Edith says. "We need to really be careful."
The Sheriff's Office says they're looking for two black men, in their early to mid-20s. Witnesses say they got into a dark-colored, long bed truck as they left. If you have any information, call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at (719) 390-5555.