Police: Man breaks into Glendale home, held at gunpoint by neighbors

PD: Armed neighbors capture Glendale burglar
PD: Armed neighbors capture Glendale burglar
Posted at 11:09 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 20:10:53-04

A man allegedly broke into a Glendale home and made food before being held a gunpoint by the victim's neighbors.  

Glendale police reported that on June 7 they responded to a home near 83rd Avenue and Camelback Road for a reported burglary. 

The homeowner came home that night because she received an alarm activation warning. When she got home, she saw the front door open and a man in her living room. 

She ran across the street to alert her neighbors and called the police, court documents said. The neighbors went to the victim’s house and were confronted by 46-year-old Aaron Mason. 

The neighbors pointed handguns at Mason commanding him to get on the ground, court paperwork said. Mason reportedly smashed a glass bottle before sitting down. 

The neighbors held Mason at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said.

The victim reported to police that Mason had cooked and eaten her food and damaged items in her home. The damage is estimated to be about $3,000.

Mason has been charged with burglary.