HARRISON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Butler County man is facing charges after police say he tried to break into a home “to get some ‘bud,’” but was stopped when the homeowner’s boyfriend held him at gunpoint.
Casey Hill, of Sarver, is charged with burglary, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.READ MORE: Better Business Bureau Warns Homeowners Of 'Storm Chaser' Scams Following Severe Weather Damage
The incident happened late Saturday night at a home on Pine Street in Harrison Township. KDKA’s Lindsay Ward reports it happened during a family event.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman who owns the home told police she saw a strange man walk up to her porch steps and entered and tried to get upstairs.
Police say she tried to push him outside when her boyfriend grabbed his gun and ordered Hill to the ground.
Police say he held Hill in that position until officers arrived at the scene. The couple told investigators they did not know Hill and he had no reason to be on their property.
“I was in my house, and I heard somebody screaming, ‘Somebody call 911, somebody call 911,'” said Mia Greenwald, a neighbor.READ MORE: 30 Students 'Positively Identified' In Woodland Hills High School Cafeteria Brawl
Greenwald lives just a few houses away from where a man was held at gunpoint says she was scared.
“That’s why I called the police. I mean, I would call the police if anybody is screaming 911. But it was scary, it was late and I was by myself,” said Greenwald.
The responding officer said Hill was “completely uncooperative,” smelled strongly of alcohol and “could hardly keep his balance.”
During questioning, police say Hill “blurted out that he was just trying to get some ‘bud.’”
Police say the couple also told them that they spotted a greenish-colored Jeep Cherokee-type vehicle that sped off when they were holding Hill on the front lawn. They said the driver may have been with the suspect.
For Greenwald, she’s just happy the bizarre incident ended quickly.MORE NEWS: Pa. State Police Renewing Efforts To Solve Cassandra Gross Case
“I’m very relieved it turned out to not be a violent situation in the end,” she said.