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Citizen's Arrest!

November 11, 2011 - Heather Ziegler
What an exciting couple of minutes the other day when Chris Fetty tackled and captured an alleged burglar out in Triadelphia. Fetty, an employee of Mountain State Supply and Service on National Road in Triadelphia, had been listening to a police scanner at his workplace when he saw a man fitting the description of a burglar that law enforcement were looking for in the area. He saw the suspect come out of the woods near Liberty Distributors and made his move. Fetty pretended to be looking for a deer when he approached the suspect. He grabbed the man, held him in a headlock for about a minute until police arrived. Fetty didn't have to do that, but he did. Was he taking a risk? Most assuredly. He didn't know if that suspect was armed, but he, like others in the county, are fed up with the rash of burglaries that have hit the area since the summer months. While it's best to leave police work up to the trained officers, Fetty probably made a dent in the crime wave. Yet, don't let your guard down. Keep your homes and garages locked, even when you are home. Many of the break-ins have been happening in the daytime hours. Be suspicious of unmarked vans or pickup trucks roaming your neighborhood, especially those with ladders on the sides. Would-be robbers could be posing as workmen, even placing ladders against your house while they kick in the door or windows. In the meantime, a pat on the back to Chris Fetty.


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