Home safety, haha!
Homeowner Sits On Burglary Suspect Until Police Arrive
POSTED: 8:56 am EDT September 16, 2004
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Rick Fisk took crime sitting down. Or at least he sat on a would-be thief until authorities arrived.
Fisk, 52, came home Tuesday morning to find a woman standing in his foyer, police said.
Julie Dye, 34, who was holding items from the house, fled when she saw the 6-foot-2, 280-pound Fisk, police said.
Fisk ran after Dye, tackled her in the front yard and sat on her.
“When they don’t want to go to jail, they are a handful,” Fisk said. “I told her, 'Just relax, it’s the first step to get your life together.”’
Fisk’s phone was out of reach so he sat on Dye and yelled for help.
After 20 minutes, a neighbor heard him yelling and called 911.
Dye was charged with second-degree burglary. She also was charged with third-degree theft for a Sept. 2 incident in which police say she stole money from someone.
She was being held Wednesday on $19,500 bail.