Woman Scares Off Burglar With Gun Shots

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2012 -- 7:09 a.m.

From the Dane County Sheriff's Department:

Madison, WI. September 22, 2012 – at approximately 2:09 am, Dane County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Officers from the Madison Police Department, responded to the 3500 block of Commercial Ave., Township of Blooming Grove, for a report of a home invasion where a female resident had been confronted by an intruder.

The investigation revealed that the resident, while investigating the sound of footsteps, was confronted by a masked intruder, who attempted to use a form of pepper spray on her. In response to this, the resident, who had armed herself with a handgun, fired several shots at the intruder, who subsequently fled the residence on foot. The resident was not injured during this incident.

A K-9 search was conducted, but the suspect intruder was not located. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20’s, approximately 5’08’ – 5’10” in height and approximately 160-180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and bandanna. It is unknown at this time if the suspect sustained any injuries.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, please contact the Dane County 911 Center or the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tips Line at 608-284-6900