Homeowner holds down suspected burglar

October 1, 2009 3:37:56 PM PDT
An angry homeowner on Long Island took matters into his own hands, holding down a burglar until police arrived.Police say, Anderson Jacob allegedly burst into Bobby Raju's house, grabbed a knife from the kitchen, and headed for the bedroom, where Raju's wife and three-year-old son Ryan were sleeping.

"He intentionally came to hurt. He came to see if he could stab her or even punch her in the face. She started bleeding from the nose," Raju said.

When she didn't give up any cash, Raju says Jacob took an electrical cord and tied it around Ryan's neck.

Somehow, Ryan's mom wrestled him away and managed to shove the assailant out of the bedroom. She locked the door and waited for him to leave.

When he didn't get what he wanted, Jacob ran down the front steps and sprinted across the yard, jumping right through that hedge. He ran up a side street, and onto Addison Lemay's property, and tried to break in there too.

"I didn't know what the guy was doing in my house but i knew he was doing something wrong," said Lemay.

But he was messing with the wrong guy. Lemay's house is a fortress, complete with sophisticated digital cameras, which recorded the ill-fated getaway.

And Lemay himself is trained in Jujitsu.

That's when Jacob was chased and held down until police arrived.

He's charged with two counts of burglary and assault.

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