Homeowner fights off intruder with cane
An Indianapolis man confronted an intruder in his home, beating the man over the head with his cane.
A 70-year-old man used his cane to fend off at least one intruder on the east side of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning.
It happen just before 3:00 a.m. in the 2700 Block of N. Gale Street.
Charles Jenkins told Fox59 News he was asleep in bed when he heard a loud crash in his front room. He looked into the living room to see a man in a hoodie climbing in through his window.
Jenkins said he grabbed his cane and hit the intruder in the head. That seemed to stun the would-be burglar, who quickly jumped back outside through the window.
Jenkins said the suspect ran to a truck out back behind the house, where he believes another suspect was waiting to drive them away.
Jenkins believes his home was targeted because he has a lot of items in his house like cameras and TVs. He calls himself a compulsive shopper.
He also said he was in jail for some time, following an arrest for bootlegging alcohol. He thinks the suspects must have thought he was still in jail.
"They know I'm home now," Jenkins said.
"They're just lucky I didn't have a gun."
Jenkins had several cameras set up for security around his house. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police robbery detectives took some of the cameras, looking for footage of the suspects.