A crack addict decided he was going to go on a little burglary spree to feed his habit. He definitely picked the wrong house to try to steal some golf clubs from, though. The homeowner heard the warning shouts of a neighbor and ran downstairs to confront the thief. And she captured him, too.
Sabrena Davis said she first grabbed a knife after a neighbor yelled to tell her that a man had taken the clubs, but then decided to instead attack him with a 10-inch cooking pot.
"I started beating him with it. He asked for it," she said.
Davis' attack slowed Timothy A. Simison, 27, until police arrested him outside her home Tuesday morning shortly after she had whacked him in the head and shoulders with the pot.
The Hartford City man, who was being held without bond Wednesday at the Delaware County Jail, faces preliminary charges of attempted burglary and theft.
Police said Simison was on a crack cocaine binge when he tried burglarizing the two-story house where Davis, 36, lives with her brother, Maurice Garrett.
A neighbor who noticed Simison on the enclosed front porch where Garrett keeps tool boxes, tackle boxes and golf clubs cornered Simison on the porch and yelled to Davis, who ran downstairs and attacked with the pot.
Simison tried to escape custody several times, including working his handcuffed hands from behind his back to his front by passing them under his feet, said Muncie police Lt. Al Williams.
When police searched Simison before placing him in a holding cell at city hall, they found a cell phone in one of his socks belonging to one of the officers who had transported him.
Well, he was persistent, wasn't he? We fully expect an immediate move from certain politicians to ban cooking pots. Since there is no constitutional right to keep and bear pots this one should be really easy for them.