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    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...34/1007/NEWS05



    After a robber cleaned out a Montgomery couple's home, the couple made him clean up -- at gunpoint.
    When Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned to their Centennial Hill home, the husband and wife discovered that thieves had broke into the Ross Street residence and cleaned the house out of almost everything the family of five owned, said Tiffany McKinnon, crying as she spoke.
    "Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home," said the woman, who discov¬*ered the burglary Tuesday when they went home to pre¬*pare for the rest of their fam¬*ily's return after a week away.
    Reassuring her that every¬*thing would be all right, her husband sent her to her sis¬*ter's home a block away while he inspected the piles of ransacked items.
    It was while he was doing this, making his way back into the sunroom, when she said a man walked in the back door, straight into her husband.
    "My husband Adrian caught the thief red-handed in our home," she said, a smile replacing the frown on her face.
    "And what is even crazier, the man even had my hus¬*band's hat sitting right on his head," she said.
    Adrian McKinnon held the suspect -- Tajuan Bullock, 33, of 2963 University Drive -- at gunpoint and told him to sit on the floor until he de¬*cided what he was going to do, she said.
    "We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabi¬*nets onto the floor," she said.
    Once police arrived, Bul¬*lock complained to them about being forced at gun¬*point to clean up the home.
    "This man had the nerve to raise sand about us mak¬*ing him clean up the mess he made in my house," she said. "The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead.
    "That made the man shut up."
    Police arrested Bullock at 2 p.m. Tuesday on burglary and theft charges, said Capt. Huey Thornton, a Montgom¬*ery Police Department spokesman.
    Bullock is being held in the Montgomery County De¬*tention Facility on a $30,000 bond.
    "The victims were lucky in this case to be able to catch the suspect in the act and hold him until police ar¬*rived," Thornton said.
    He said this case is unusu¬*al because typically a home¬*owner is away when a bur¬*glary occurs and the thief strikes fast so they can sell the items quickly on the street.
    In this case, it appears the suspect had returned to the home several times to steal additional items, Thornton said.
    The couple began renting the house recently because they wanted a quiet street for their children -- Jasmine, 11; Javontae, 10, and Jamari¬*on, 2 -- to play on, she said.
    It turned out the street was too quiet. After they moved in they discovered that none of the homes near theirs were occupied, she said.
    "We don't have any neigh¬*bors to help watch our house because it's like a ghost town here except when the church is meeting across the street," Tiffany McKinnon said Wednesday.
    She probably wouldn't de¬*scribe what happened as lucky.
    When she walked in her home on Tuesday, almost ev¬*ery piece of furniture she owned was missing. She said thieves had taken her dining and living room furniture, electronics, clothes and even the pots and pans out of her kitchen cabinets.
    "I was just in a state of shock because me and my husband both work hard and now most everything is gone," McKinnon said, bit¬*ing her lip.
    What hurts her most is what thieves stole from her children.
    "They took every stitch of all my baby's clothes except what we took to my mom¬*ma's house," she said. "They even took their toys."
    Still, there is one thing that can bring a smile to her face. At least she had help cleaning the house.

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    that's pretty awesome...okay, really awesome



    but they caught the guy, and still didn't recover their stuff?

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the ACLU files a lawsuit for uncompensated wages for the robber's cleanup labor...

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,303429,00.html

    I think this is awesome. Good on them for thinking this way.

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    Just a lil funny story I saw and thought I'd share.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation...tml?source=rss

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally. Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned, Tiffany McKinnon said through tears.

    "Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home," she said.

    Adrian McKinnon sent his wife to see her sister while he inspected the piles left behind. As he walked back into the sunroom, a man walked through the back door straight into him, Tiffany McKinnon told the Montgomery Advertiser in a story Thursday.

    "My husband Adrian caught the thief red-handed in our home," she said. "And what is even crazier, the man even had my husband's hat sitting right on his head."

    Adrian McKinnon held the suspect, 33-year-old Tajuan Bullock, at gunpoint and told him to sit on the floor until he decided what to do.

    "We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabinets onto the floor," Tiffany McKinnon said.

    When police arrived, Bullock complained about being forced to clean the home at gunpoint.

    "This man had the nerve to raise sand about us making him clean up the mess he made in my house," she said. "The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead."

    Capt. Huey Thornton, a police spokesman, said police arrested Bullock at 2 p.m. Tuesday on burglary and theft charges. He was being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $30,000 bond.

    "The victims were lucky in this case to be able to catch the suspect in the act and hold him until police arrived," Thornton said.

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