A would-be burglar got more than he bargained for this morning in Bonney Lake when the homeowner confronted the man with a shotgun, firing once at the suspect’s vehicle as he fled the scene.
No was injured in the incident.
According to Bonney Lake Police Officer Todd Green, the incident began at 9:44 a.m. with a report of a home invasion/robbery in progress in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East. While police were en route, dispatch notified them that the suspect had fled the scene.
Green said the homeowner was asleep at home when he heard his doorbell ring. He ignored the bell, but then heard what sounded like someone kicking at his door.
The homeowner then armed himself with a shotgun and opened the door, making contact with the suspect, who immediately fled to his vehcile and drove away.
The homeowner then fired a single shot after the vehicle. It is unknown whether the shot hit the the man’s truck.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s. He is about 5’6″ or 5 ‘ 7″ tall with a stocky build and dirty blond hair. He was wearing a black, leather jacket, mirrored sunglasses and gray, wool gloves.
The vehicle is a dark blue older model stepside Ford pickup with a ladder rack in the back. Also in the truck bed were an orange generator and a pink bicycle.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Bonney Lake Police at 253-863-2218.