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Greene County sheriff’s deputies and Springfield police officers recently picked up five suspected burglars at two homes within four days. Cops said the arrests were thanks in part to alert citizens.

In both instances, regular people tracked down the burglars and held them at gunpoint until officers arrived. Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson warns citizens, however, that although they might feel emboldened by a law that lets them defend themselves against intruders on their property, the law doesn’t give them blanket permission to shoot an intruder.

“I was fortunate that it turned out like it did. I guess I was prepared to do what I had to do,” said Chad Woolsey, a man who detained a burglar at his brother’s house near Willard on Friday morning.

Source: Emmily Wood for KY3.

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