Police: Neighbor Uses Golf Club To Subdue Shotgun-Wielding Man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say a neighbor used a golf club to stop and disarm a shotgun-wielding man after a home invasion in central Pennsylvania.

Chambersburg police say the neighbor, Keith Giles, used the golf club to knock down 25-year-old Kevyn Rideout as he ran from a home he robbed Friday night.

Police have charged Rideout with using a sawed-off shotgun to rob a 17-year-old boy who lived in the home. Police were alerted to the robbery and arrived to find Rideout down and subdued by Giles, who had also taken the shotgun from Rideout before officers arrived.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Rideout, who faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 6. He’s charged with robbery, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

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One Comment

  1. David Colton says:

    Like I have said before…I LOVE a story with a happy ending! If the weapon was a “sawed off,” additional felony charges SHOULD be filed. But Liberal courts almost always allow plea bargaining down to one or 2 of the charges, so that is just a waste of time. If it’s his 1st major offense, he’ll get a fine, probation, and community service time. They don’t want you to know the prison’s are busting at the seams! (Overcrowded.) And unless you hurt or kill another human, (or have connections with the court, I.E. “juice”) there just isn’t any room at the Inn for guys like this.

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