Shotgun-wielding pregnant woman stops armed teen burglar, says her gun is bigger
Posted by Mark R. Kent, Staff Reporter September 11, 2009 9:00 AM
MOBILE, Ala. -- A pregnant woman who awoke to a teenager in her house confronted him with a shotgun and put an end to what police said was a Labor Day weekend crime spree.
Justin Delhomme, 18, is in Mobile County Metro Jail tonight on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree receiving stolen property and unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, jail records show.
Capt. Eddie Patrick, commander of the Mobile police Fourth Precinct, said Delhomme broke into houses and cars on six west Mobile streets over the Labor Day weekend before he entered the woman's home about 4 a.m. Sunday, awakening her. She cornered him with a shotgun.
When the teenager pulled a handgun on her, Patrick said, she convinced him her gun was bigger and persuaded him to put his weapon away. Delhomme was arrested shortly afterward, Patrick said.
No one was injured.