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Friday, June 22, 2012

A Cape Girardeau man was startled from his sleep with a loud noise, the glare of a flashlight and then these words: "I have a gun. Don't come down here."

A few minutes later, the suspect had fled and no one was hurt, leaving Cape Girardeau police investigating a first-degree burglary that took place about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on Fairview Drive.

According to department spokesman Darin Hickey, the victim was awakened by a loud noise in his home, went to his bedroom door and saw a light coming down the hall. That's when the voice called out, prompting the man to close the door. The man armed himself with a handgun, waited a few minutes and called police, Hickey said.

The man was going to inventory his home to see if anything was taken, Hickey said. But a window had been broken out, Hickey said.

Pertinent address:

Fairview Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO

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I would have fired one downstairs. Come on by, yalls!

-- Posted by grandma73 on Thu, Jun 21, 2012, at 7:42 PM

True, GRANDMA. But, give the man credit where due: At least he got the sequence down-pat---as in, "arm yourself FIRST, call police SECOND."

Who coined that phrase, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away?"...

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Jun 22, 2012, at 8:35 PM

donknome-2, I have never heard that phrase, but how true it is! Thank you for posting it.

-- Posted by wuzthinking on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 1:44 PM

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