SPRINGTOWN (CBSDFW.COM) - An accused burglar is in the Parker County jail after he called 911, afraid of the homeowner who was holding him at gunpoint. He stayed on the phone for more than 10 minutes with the operator, even trying to convince himself the scenario wasn’t real. The man, Christopher Moore, was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Lelon Lane in Springtown Tuesday morning when the owner of the home woke up and found Moore in his bedroom. James Gerow said he thought it was his son, until he got up and realized his son was still asleep in his own room. Gerow noticed a truck parked outside that he didn’t recognize, grabbed a handgun and walked outside.
Moore ran from the home toward his pickup, but Gerow chased him down and ordered Moore to stop and took his keys. Moore climbed into his truck and sat there while Gerow and his son pointed guns at him. Gerow’s wife Lindy was the first to call 911. “You better come quick,” she told authorities, “or my husband’s going to shoot him.” Then Moore, still inside the truck, placed his own call. “I’m out in the country somewhere. Some guy’s got a gun on me,” he said in the call. “He’s going to come shoot me,” he continued. “Who’s going to shoot you?” the operator asked. “I don’t know, this dude in the red jacket.” Moore said.
This is the problem with home invasions these days. Nobody has respect for the burglary game anymore. It used to be you scouted out a location, sat outside in your car for days on end pissing in coffee cups on a stake out, figuring out everybody’s routine and schedule. When does the wife leave. When does the mailman come. What are weaknesses on the perimeter. Nosy neighbors? Dogs to bark? Alarm? Like a delicate operation that you treated with respect. You broke in, took what you wanted leaving no prints, and if you got caught you either fought your way out or put your hands up in the air and waited for the police. Nowadays you burst in the front door, grab whatever shit you see, the homeowner grabs his pistol, and it’s 911 calls asking the cops to come save your ass from getting obliterated. Where’s the pride in that? Disgusting if you ask me. Miss the glory days of home burglary.