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Teenager stops home burglary

Police say Michael Roberts, 26, broke into a residence on Bunker Hill Woods Road in Reily Township (Photo provided) Police say Michael Roberts, 26, broke into a residence on Bunker Hill Woods Road in Reily Township (Photo provided)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A man is caught breaking into a Butler County house, escapes from the police cruiser, then tries to break into another nearby home.

In the end, a 15-year-old is the one who comes to the rescue.
 
Both burglaries happened in a span of about four hours, and two men are responsible for bringing this 26-year-old into custody.
 
Brian Hiner woke up to his dogs barking this morning and while checking to see what was going on, he heard some commotion.
 
"I hear something behind me because the basement doors are right behind me and I hear somebody and it's him, he's right behind me coming up the staircase,"said Hiner.
 
Hiner says Michael Roberts, 26, broke into his home through a small window in the backyard. He says during the confrontation, it was so dark
he couldn't see anything so he quickly called 911, and grabbed a gun to keep Roberts cornered.
 
"More panicked, I wasn't really scared," said Hiner.
 
Police arrived and apprehended Roberts. but while officers were talking to Hiner, Roberts got out of the cruiser, and bolted.
 
"This other cruiser pulled up and saw that he got out and started running towards the cornfield and that's when they panicked. They didn't even know how he got out of the cop car, they just knew he got out and the chase was on," said Hiner.

Roberts eventually ended up at this home off of Decamp Road where 15-year-old Justin Kugler was sick, and home alone.
 
"I was home sending an email to my teachers about homework when my dogs started barking and I looked out the window but I didn't see anybody there so I went to the top of the stairs with the gun to make sure there wasn't anybody downstairs and then that's when the door opened and I saw him," said Justin Kugler.
 
Kugler says he was pretty scared because he noticed Roberts had a knife on him, but he was armed and ready for Roberts at the top of the stairs.
 
"I told him to get out of the house or I'm going to shoot you," said Justin Kugler.
 
"Guns have always been an important thing in our family and he knew what to do when the problem came up," said Jarrett Kugler.
 
Roberts was then apprehended for a second time just outside of the Kugler's home.
 
"I feel pretty good about it that I could have saved other people's houses and their property," said Justin Kugler.
 
It's unclear how Roberts was able to escape from the cruiser the first time. Neighbors say there's been a rash of burglaries in that area recently,
but it's unclear if Roberts is responsible.
 
Roberts is in jail facing several charges including aggravated burglary.

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