“My wife started screaming, saying somebody was trying to get into the house,” Jeremy Strong recalled.
Strong immediately grabbed his gun and ran to his back door, where he said a stranger had broken one of the windows.
“There was a gentleman there, kind of out of his mind on drugs,” Strong recalled. “Methamphetamines we found out later. He was trying to run from the backyard, so I pointed my weapon at him and told him to get on the ground.”
Strong held that man at gunpoint until police arrived.
Police were already on Strong’s street, South Corona Avenue in southwest Colorado Springs, having been called to a home two doors down just minutes before for a similar incident.