KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police who responded to a burglary call got a little surprise: They arrived to find the suspect hog-tied with a hose.
WISN-TV reports the incident happened Friday morning.
Home owner Jerril Grover says he was in his basement when he heard a noise. He went upstairs and found someone hanging halfway inside a window.
According to Grover, the man allegedly asked him if he wanted his grass cut.
“For some reason, my adrenaline kicked into action right there, and I knocked him out of the window, and I took a vase and smashed him on the head,” Grover said.
Police said Grover then took a nearby hose and hog-tied the man. The intruder remained pinned by Grover until police arrived.
Grover has coached wrestling at Bradford High School since 1994. Before that, he wrestled at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Twenty-two-year old Philip Tabili Jr. is charged with burglary, theft and disorderly conduct. Online court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on Tabili’s behalf.
“It all worked out in the end, and I hope the young man is getting some help,” Glover said.
Kenosha police say there has been a string of burglaries in the area over the past few weeks, but they have not officially linked Tabili to those incidents.