Gastonia teen attacks burglar
12/20/2007 07:59 AM
By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
[The burglary attempt happened Wednesday night at a home on Edgefield Avenue.]
The burglary attempt happened Wednesday night at a home on Edgefield Avenue.
GASTONIA, N.C. -- A quick-thinking teenager thwarted a would-be burglary Wednesday night.
Police say the 16-year-old boy heard glass break in a rear room of his Edgefield Avenue home. When he went to investigate, he observed a white man climbing in through the window and kicked him in the face.
The suspect, identified as 49-year-old Albert Adams, ran from the scene and was picked up by police a few blocks from the home. Adams was bleeding from his face and abdomen and police say his face appeared to have a shoe print on the right side.
Adams was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary.