FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – Police in Farmington Hills are trying to catch a crook who got a little more than he bargained for when he broke into someone else’s home and found himself at the end of a gun barrel.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 28000 block of Peppermill Street, in a neighborhood near 12 Mile and Farmington roads.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
The homeowner told police he arrived home and interrupted the crime in progress. When the suspect — described as a white male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 6’2” tall with a thin build and wearing a tan Carhartt jacket with a hood — realized he was caught, he tried to get away and jumped into a full-sized white pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram.
In an attempt the flee the scene, police say the suspect drove his vehicle toward the homeowner, who just happens to be a Concealed Pistol License holder. At that point, the homeowner fired two shots at the vehicle, which swerved and then fled the area, according to police.READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
The suspect fled northbound on Farmington Road and then onto eastbound 13 Mile Road, where he ran a red light at Orchard Lake Road. The suspect was eventually involved in a crash on 13 Mile Road at Middlebelt Road, but he continued driving after the collision and evaded arrest.
Police are now trying to locate the suspect. Investigators say his truck may have front end damage from the accident, along with a bullet hole in the front grill and the driver’s side rear tire or rear bed area.MORE NEWS: GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 248-871-2610.