Local man Makes Good

Police have arrested a Cache County man accused of being a peeping Tom. That’s not a major crime, but it’s how the man got caught that makes this an unusual story.

The suspect was prowling around a house in Providence around 10 o’clock Monday night. He quickly learned that the homeowner had a gun and wasn’t afraid to use it.


Providence is the next city over. The scary part, from the homeowner’s perspective, is this bit:

He chased Benson to the side of the house then ordered him to get down on the ground. “I don’t know what he thought, but he started getting back up and coming towards me and making an excuse, and kind of almost in a threatened manner towards me, so I fired into the air,” Sim said.

When the perp comes at you, you don’t know whether he’s going to attack, or just a stupid criminal trying to talk his way out of the situation. Everyone’s brains are running a mile a minute, you don’t know what’s going to happen next, and it’d be a shame to shoot someone if you didn’t need to.

Happily, a warning shot solved the problem, and the perp lived to face the wrath of his wife.

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