RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A Church Hill homeowner says two masked men tried to break into his home early Sunday morning, but he managed to scare them away with his shotgun.
Richmond Police responded to the home in the 1200 block of North 35th Street just before 3 a.m. Sunday for suspicious activity in the area.
Josiah Ickes said he was asleep when his wife came to wake him up saying she heard knocking at the front door.
“We have a little peep hole, so we checked it, and there was a guy in a red hoodie,” Ickes said. “He was bent over quietly knocking on the door.”
Ickes said the person eventually walked away, but out of concern they called police to report their concerns.
“I went and checked all the doors and windows and then I went to the back to see if I could see anything,” Ickes said. “Through the blinds I saw two figures walking through the alley. One in a white hoodie, another in a red hoodie. Right when they started coming back, I realized something was wrong. They then jumped the fence.”
It was at that point Ickes went to grab the shotgun he has in his home.