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Pine Co. Burglary Suspect Caught in Snowbank

Updated: 02/25/2014 1:23 PM
Created: 02/25/2014 1:22 PM WDIO.com

A suspect in a Pine County burglary was treated for hypothermia after being found hiding in a snowbank.

A homeowner in the 43000 block of Alma Razor Rd., about 25 miles east of Hinckley, told sheriff's deputies he woke up to the sound of his door opening around 2 a.m. Monday, retrieved a handgun, and confronted an intruder in his living room.

The homeowner called 911 to report that he was holding the male at gunpoint.  While dispatchers monitored the call, they heard three gunshots and then lost contact with the homeowner.  The man later told deputies he feared the intruder was reaching for a weapon and that the intruder fled after he fired the shots.

Deputies followed footprints in the snow for a "substantial distance" on the road and into the woods, where the suspect was found hiding in a snowbank behind a tree.  He was arrested without incident and taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

The suspect faces a possible charge of burglary.

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