Underwear-Clad Man Chases off Burglar

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A Silt-area man wearing only his underwear and brandishing an ax handle chased a burglar out of his home and down his driveway, before thinking better of it.

Jose Sedillo went back inside and called 911 after telling himself he couldn't chase the burglar all the way into Silt wearing only underwear. 46-year-old Sedillo lives about four miles outside the western Colorado town.

He says he was dozing in his shorts, a t-shirt and socks on Monday when he started hearing noises, and then an intruder opened his bedroom door. Sedillo says he jumped up, reached for the ax handle, and went after the suspect.

Garfield County deputies later arrested two men, one of whom Sedillo identified as the intruder. Sedillo says about $250 in cash was taken.

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