An accused burglar is in the custody of the Parker County Sheriff’s office today after he called 911 on himself.
Christopher Moore was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Lelon Lane in Springtown Tuesday morning when the owner of the home woke up and found the burglar in his bedroom.
Homeowner James Gerow, who told police he first thought it was his son, noticed a truck parked outside that he didn’t recognize, grabbed a handgun and walked outside.
Reports indicate that Moore made an attempt to run back to his truck, but was unsuccessful as Gerow chased him down and ordered him to stop.
Moore climbed into his truck and sat there while Gerow and his son pointed guns at him. The alleged burglar then reportedly stayed on the phone for more than 10 minutes with the operator, even trying to convince himself the scenario wasn’t real.
While Moore’s call to police is the real story, Gerow’s wife Lindy was the first to call 911.
“You better come quick,” she told authorities, “or my husband’s going to shoot him.”
It was not long after that Moore, still inside the truck, placed his own call.
“I’m out in the country somewhere. Some guy’s got a gun on me,” he said in the call. “He’s going to come shoot me,” he continued. “Who’s going to shoot you?” the operator asked.
“I don’t know, this dude in the red jacket.” Moore said.
According to a CBS in Dallas, both were still talking with 911 operators as deputies arrived.
When Gerow asked Moore why he was inside the house, Moore replied that he had “bad intentions.” Gerow told police he could tell the man wasn’t thinking clearly, which is why he never fired the gun he was using.
Moore was then arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation, he’s currently being held on a $35,000 bond, according to the CBS DFW.
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