A man from New York showed up Friday to what he thought was his relative's empty home in Sandy but ended up being held hostage by a handgun-toting stranger.
The 26-year-old man was in town visiting when he arrived at the home at 3916 E. Alta Approach Road, according to Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson. The man went inside via a sliding door, but was soon confronted by a thief in his late 20s or early 30s who had a semi automatic handgun.
According to Richardson, the man tried to run away but the thief caught him and held him in the home for 45 minutes. Throughout the ordeal the thief continued to move through the home, stealing things.