Home invaders didn't expect to see a .357 pointed their way
Robbery attempt of armed man fails. 3 suspects in custody, 1 at large.
Francis Muchanic, Erica Major, Dylan Brewer and Evan Hess thought they had the robbery planned.
They didn't anticipate the .357 Smith and Wesson revolver in their target's hands. The fallout from the unseen variable led to three of them falling into police custody while one remains at large.
State police at Gibson said Mr. Muchanic walked up to David Braman's Creek Road home in New Milford and began to open the door just before 8 p.m. Monday. Mr. Muchanic, 31, of Susquehanna, said he was having car trouble and was hoping Mr. Braman would let him use the phone.
The 69-year-old man, armed with a revolver, knew it was a lie when he saw the ski mask and handgun.
Mr. Muchanic burst through the door, Mr. Braman fell and a scuffle ensued, state police said.
Outside, Ms. Major, 30, of Susquehanna, waited for her boyfriend to finish the job. Mr. Brewer, 20, of New Milford, and Mr. Hess, 20, of Forest City, stood nearby. Three shots rang out from inside.
Mr. Muchanic stumbled out of the house with a bullet wound in his groin and fell. Mr. Brewer and Mr. Hess fled into the rural landscape. Ms. Major picked up her bleeding boyfriend and put him in his car. They took off and headed for the New York border...
Anyone with information should contact state police at Gibson at 570-465-3154.