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Man allegedly follows teen girl from school bus stop, enters house. But her Army vet dad also is home — and he takes care of business.


'This could've been so much worse for him'

Image source: WJBK-TV video screenshot

Mike Oliver — an Army veteran and father of 15 — was none too pleased when he saw a man in his Livonia, Michigan, home on Monday afternoon who followed Oliver's teen daughter from the school bus stop, WJBK-TV reported.

"I get up, I go to the door, and there's a guy standing on my stoop," Oliver recounted to the station.

Image source: WJBK-TV video screenshot

With that, Oliver asked in no uncertain terms what the man was doing there — and the suspect wisely bolted from the residence, WJBK said.

But was Oliver satisfied?

Not on your life.

He went after the man — who police identified as 27-year-old David Roberts of Livonia, the station said — and wrestled with him on the front lawn.

Image source: WJBK-TV video screenshot

"Grabbed him by his hair," Oliver told WJBK. "He was like an alligator just twisting, and he got away. He ran around the corner."

Undaunted, Oliver got into his truck, followed the man through the neighborhood, and soon called 911, the station said.

Within minutes, officers showed up and took Roberts into custody, WJBK said.

How is the daughter doing?

"My daughter is doing well in school this year," Cindy Oliver, the mother of the Franklin High School 10th grader, told the station. "She didn't even wanna go to school today because she was fearful for her life."

Image source: WJBK-TV video screenshot

What else did Dad have to say?

"He could've been laying there on the ground today," Oliver noted to WJBK of the suspect. "This could've been so much worse for him. But this isn't about being right, it's about doing right."

Roberts was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering and assaulting a police officer, the station said, adding that his bond was set at 10 percent of $100,000 and that his next court date is Sept. 19.

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