An Oklahoma family — a father, mother and their three children — were asleep in their Grady County home last week when a man kicked in their front door.
He was reportedly high on drugs at the time, but the Army veteran father roused from his slumber wasn’t about to wait around for a read on the guy’s motives — particularly when he was headed down a hallway straight for a bedroom.
So Dad grabbed his handgun, met the intruder head on, ordered him outside and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, KFOR-TV reported.
Newcastle Police and Grady County Sheriffs happened to be headed toward the general vicinity in response to a call about someone trying to break into a neighbor’s home, the station said.
Travis Thrash was being held in jail on one count of first-degree burglary and public intoxication following the May 9 incident, police told KFOR.
Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir told