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Teen, wearing only socks, arrested for Franklin break-in

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“This has been an eye opener for me,” she said. “I’m supposed to live in a safe neighborhood. It’s frightening to hear such things.” “This has been an eye opener for me,” she said. “I’m supposed to live in a safe neighborhood. It’s frightening to hear such things.”
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Wearing only socks, a 17-year-old from New York was arrested early Monday morning in Franklin after crashing his car and breaking into a home.

Police said the teen wrecked at the intersection of Wilson Pike and McEwen Drive around 2:45 a.m. before breaking into the home on nearby Delta Drive by kicking in the back door.

The suspect fled after he was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed with a gun.

He was captured a short time later by responding officers.

The teen was charged as a juvenile with aggravated burglary, DUI, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash.

Police said he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Wearing only socks, a 17-year-old from New York was arrested early Monday morning in Franklin after crashing his car and breaking into a home.

Police said the teen wrecked at the intersection of Wilson Pike and McEwen Drive around 2:45 a.m. before breaking into the home on nearby Delta Drive by kicking in the back door.

The suspect fled after he was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed with a gun.

He was captured a short time later by responding officers.

A resident on Delta Drive, Nancy Green, told News the neighborhood is typically quiet and peaceful.

“This has been an eye opener for me,” she said. “I’m supposed to live in a safe neighborhood. It’s frightening to hear such things.”

Green said the homeowner has a small child, and if it weren’t for the homeowner stepping up to confront the teen, it could’ve been much worse.

“I’m really appreciative he was able to stop this person from doing further harm,” she added.

Green also said she, too, has a plan for when something like this occurs.

“I have a shotgun by my bed.”

Another neighbor, Jake Smith, said he is now coming up with his own safety measures.

“I certainly will sit down with my wife and talk about what if this happened to us, what would our of plan of action be,” he told News 2.

The teen was charged as a juvenile with aggravated burglary, DUI, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash.

Police said he was under the influence of drugs at the time.
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