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Gun-wielding Utah dad stops armed burglars from harassing daughter
Police » Two men were arrested after breaking into home.
First Published May 27 2014 01:35 pm • Last Updated May 29 2014 07:27 am

Two men were arrested Sunday after police say they broke into the Salt Lake City home of a woman, but were run off by her gun-wielding father.

Salt Lake City police said two men, ages 25 and 26, kicked in the door at a home near 800 W. Riley Circle (1485 South) at about 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

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The men brandished a handgun, according to police, but were met by the homeowner, who also was armed with a gun. The men then fled the home, and were arrested by police a short time later.

Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilking said Tuesday that the two men knew the homeowner’s daughter, but police aren’t sure what they were hoping to do once they got inside the home.

"There was some unwanted contact from [one] male," he said. "He was kind of harassing [the daughter.]"

The two men were booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

jmiller@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jm_miller




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