"We've got him kneeling in our front room:" Germantown homeowner holds drunk intruder before police arrive
GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A frightening situation in Germantown ended peacefully on New Year's Day.
Germantown Police say they received a call from a homeowner around 3:20 a.m. saying there was an intruder.
In 911 audio, the homeowner can be heard telling the dispatcher, "we've got an intruder in our house, we've got him kneeling in our front room".
Police say the homeowner heard the man enter the home near Freistadt Rd. and Park Ave. The homeowner quickly got out of bed, went downstairs and saw the intruder. Authorities say that's when the homeowner ordered the man to get on his knees. The man listened and according to police, he quickly realized he wasn't supposed to be in the house.
Officers say the man was drunk and lost. After police on scene figured out what was happening, they drove the man to his home in Mequon.
"He didn't remember where he was or where he was coming from," Officer Justin Rechlicz said. "So I don't know if it was just one of these, he was just really drunk and looking for a place to sleep it off."
The homeowner didn't want to talk about the incident on camera Wednesday. He didn't press any charges against the intruder.