Thursday, January 16, 2020

Good Guy WIth A Gun..

 Try doing this in The People's Republik of mASSachusetts....


Pelham man holds burglary suspect at gunpoint, police say

Woman went to neighbor after seeing suspicious vehicle in driveway, officials say.

A burglary suspect in Pelham was held at gunpoint Wednesday by a neighbor until police arrived, officials said.

Andrew Billcliff, 31, was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police said a woman called them about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to report that she found an unoccupied vehicle idling in her driveway. She told police she went to her next-door neighbor's house rather than going into her home.
"The neighbor went over with a gun and saw a suspect leaving the back of the house, and he held that person there until we arrived," said Sgt. Matthew Keenliside.
Billcliff was out on bail at the time of his arrest, facing charges in connection with an August burglary in Atkinson. Police said home surveillance video helped make that arrest.
In this week's incident, police said the Kennedy Drive neighbor's actions were legal and courageous.
"When we got there, he advised us he was armed," Keenliside said. "We told him to holster his weapon. He did that, and he went back home with no issues."
Neighbors said they were very appreciative.
"I was happy to hear that somebody stood up for another citizen," said neighbor Jim Bonomo. "I was glad that nobody got hurt."
"I think it's awesome," said neighbor Joe O'Leary. "I think that it's great that he was there to protect her."
Police said the neighbor who held Billcliff at gunpoint did not want to be identified. They said he did a good job and everything turned out alright, but they urged witnesses to not put themselves in harm's way. 



  1. Yep. When seconds count, police are only minutes away.

  2. I have lots of family in Pelham.


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