- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A man who police say stole a truck and hid inside a home in the metropolitan Atlanta area has been arrested.

Marietta police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the suspect stole an idling truck while its owner was inside his home Wednesday. The truck’s owner jumped into the bed of the truck, broke out the back window and wrested control of the vehicle, while the suspect pulled out a knife.

The suspect ran a block away where McPhilamy says he talked his way into a home. Police got a woman and children inside the home out, before surrounding the house. A Marietta police SWAT team negotiator got the man out of the home without incident.

The suspect hasn’t been identified. He has yet to be charged.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide