Woman uses rifle to run off invader – June 14
A Port Charlotte woman foiled a home burglary early Sunday when she confronted the would-be burglar with a .22-caliber rifle.
Authorities are now looking for an unidentified black man who tried to break into the LaSalle Avenue home around 6 a.m.
Sheriff’s detectives said the woman scared away the man while investigating a suspicious noise outside her house.
The suspect, described as about 6 feet tall, was standing on the lanai when the armed homeowner frightened him.
The man, who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts, hopped a privacy fence and disappeared.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-5477.