Two grandparents teach a would-be kidnapper a lesson he won’t soon forget. The police report says that the suspect was high on narcotics when he attempted to take a little girl from her grandparent’s apartment. Thankfully, the couple acted quickly and defused the situation- the old fashioned way.
A tough-as-nails elderly couple from Indiana fought off an intruder who tried to snatch their 6-year-old granddaughter — leaving the crazed creep with a bloody mug, according to reports Friday.
“I wouldn’t want him walking back in my apartment again. He will regret it the next time,” gutsy granny Patricia Roth told Fox59.
Roth and her husband, Martin, were sleeping at their apartment in Lebanon on the night of June 3, when Benjamin Dillon, 37, allegedly kicked in their door, the police told station.
“I’m taking the child!” he allegedly growled — then tried to kidnap her, according to the report.
Grandma was caught off-guard but not unprepared!
I was sound asleep in my bedroom and this guy came kicking in and said, ‘You have my daughter,’” Roth said. “I was nervous, very nervous. I was shaking so bad.”
But the grandparents switched into mama bear mode, and shoved the intruder back out the door, a Boone County Sheriff’s office told the local outlet WTHR. The fearless fogies then held him there until cops arrived.
It is believed that Dillon was under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident on June 3, Phelps said. He was charged with burglary, intimidation, breaking and entering and resisting law enforcement, online jail records show. He is being held on $75,000 bond.
He was formally charged by the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office last week, Phelps said.
Dillon told NBC Indianapolis affiliate WTHR that the incident was a “misunderstanding.”
“I was under the impression that maybe my daughter might be over there in that apartment complex,” he said, adding that he never threatened to take the girl.