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12/31/06-Tyler

Home Invader Caught In The Act

22 year old Daniel Edson was asleep in his room at his grandparents house last night when he heard the glass in their front door shatter. When he got out of bed to see what was going on Daniel says he found a total stranger, 22 year old Michael Fox of Tyler, covered in blood standing in his hallway.

"My immediate thought was like, 'can I hit this dude' or 'is it good to do that' or 'should I just stay calm and try and get him out easily?'  I guess, me being who I am, I just tried to calm the situation down. I think he really realized I wasn't trying to get him," says Daniel.

"I was like, 'what are you doing in my house?'  And he was like, 'uh, I'm supposed to be here' and I was like, 'no, you're not supposed to be here.  You need to leave my house right now," says Daniel.

Daniel says Fox grabbed him by the arms, but about that time, his grandmother, Doris, came out of her bedroom.

"I thought it was a friend of his. That's why I wasn't scared I think, because I thought it was a friend," says Doris.

Rather than threaten him or try to steal something, Daniel says Fox went inside his bedroom and sat in front of his computer leaving blood stains on the chair and on the floor. Then, just a few minutes later, they say he left the house the same way he came in.

"Oh, we're very lucky.  He could have been hostile and aggressive and he wasn't, and I'm sorry that I didn't think sooner to call 9-1-1," says Doris.

Police say Fox busted out windows at several other houses in the neighborhood. They tracked Fox down on top of a Green Acers Church Children's Building after they say he jumped roof to roof. They believe he tried to break in there, too.

Police didn't make mention of it, but the homeowners told us they believe the suspect was impaired in some way.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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