A suspected burglar quickly regretted his decision to try and rob the house of an elderly couple, after the two pensioners turned into Rambo and Ripley and held the suspect at gunpoint until the cops showed up.
According to reports, Aaron Lujan, 26, broke into the couple’s garage in Albuquerque, New Mexico and began loading items, including a generator and power tools, into his SUV parked in the street.
When the 70-year-old man spotted him and realised they were his own belongings, he asked Lujan to stop but was ignored. So, obviously, he immediately went and grabbed his shotgun and his 66-year-old wife picked up a handgun and they apprehended the suspect – who very quickly realised he’d bitten off more than he could chew.
A statement from the Albuquerque Police Department said:
As the first officer arrived on scene, he found a 70-year-old man holding a shotgun and a 66-year-old woman holding a handgun on a suspect who was later identified as Aaron Lujan, 26. As the officer was handcuffing Lujan, he admitted to having just been released from the Metropolitan Detention Center that very morning.
The victim recognised several of the items as his belongings and so he confronted Lujan and told him to leave. Lujan ignored the elderly victim and continued loading the stolen property into the SUV. The victim then went inside his house, told his wife what was happening and then they both exited their house, armed, and held Lujan at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Police dashcam footage shows the suspect cowering next to a car as officers arrive at the scene.
Lujan has now been charged with robbery, receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing from an officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, having also been accused of stealing a car at gunpoint. That’s quite the rap sheet!
Honestly, as if Walter White and Jesse Pinkman hadn’t already made Albuquerque badass enough, now we’ve got OAPs wielding shotguns to stop their stuff from being nicked. What a place…