Ohio homeowner Tammy Takach held an intruder at gunpoint until police arrived, warning him, "if you move, you're gonna go to the morgue." (Image source: WTOV-TV)
An Ohio woman held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until police arrived, warning him, "if you move, you're gonna go to the morgue."
Tammy Takach of Steubenville was sleeping Thursday morning when a noise in her home woke her up. She told WPXI-TV she grabbed her gun and went downstairs to find an intruder who'd entered through a window holding an air conditioning unit. He begged her not to call the police.
"He stood up and put his hands up," Takach told WTOV-TV. "He said, 'I'm just going to go. I'm sorry,' and I said, 'The only place you're going to go is jail, and if you move, you're gonna go to the morgue, because I'm going to blow your f-ing head off."
Takach kept the gun aimed at him the entire time until police arrived. Upstairs, Takach's son was still asleep, completely unaware of what was happening.
Ryan Geary, 23, was arraigned Friday on charges of burglary and possessing criminal tools. If convicted, he could face up to nine years in prison.
Takach's husband, Anson, said the family owns multiple firearms but that it was the first time his wife ever had to use one in a situation like that.
"We go to the range as much as we can. We own a lot of firearms," Anson Takach told WTOV. "I've had extensive training with firearms, so I teach her and my son how to be responsible and to remain calm in situations like that."
Watch the local news interview with Takach at WTOV.