GLENDALE – 911 calls normally aren’t funny — but when a Glendale man came home to a man robbing his house over the weekend, he tackled him and held him still while talking on the phone to a 911 dispatcher.
Homeowner Perry Bigley told a 911 operator, “I have the robber in one hand and the phone in the other.” Click play to listen to the 911 call exchange
Officers arrived to the home in the 4600 block of W San Juan where they found the victim on top of the suspect, holding him down.
Bigley told police he came home through the garage about 4 a.m. and found the storage door open. He then spotted the suspect going rifling through his DVDs.
On the 911 tape, Bigley says, “All I am doing is holding him down on the ground… He’s saying he can’t breathe he’s tried to run twice but I caught him in my home.”
“Look please stop struggling… we’re going to wait here and were going to wait for the cops to come.”
The suspect told Bigley there were other robbers upstairs, but they got away and ran down the street. The burglars took six TVs, a stereo, a laptop and a digital camera — about $11,000 worth of electronics.
Police are still searching for the rest of the suspects.
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