Teen scares off would-be burglars with gun

Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 08:15:03-05

When a man and woman broke into a teenager's home, the boy armed himself with a gun to scare them off.

On. Jan. 27, a mother called her son and told him that an acquaintance may try to rob them.

Sure enough, it happened.

According to court documents, the boy was at home and heard scratching at the door. He looked through the peep-hole and saw a man and a woman trying to get in.

The man successfully kicked down the door.

Police records say the boy ran and grabbed a gun, pointed it at the two suspects and told them to get out.

The couple ran away.

On March 3, police located the woman, identified as Elizabeth Anne Quigley, at a home near 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street. The male suspect, who has not been identified, was there, but ran away as Quigley was being detained.

Quigley did not say much to police, according to records, except for, "I was there." She faces one count of burglary and police are still looking for the man suspect.