LEMAY, Mo. (KMOV) – Police are investigating after a suspect broke into and burglarized a home in the Lemay area early Monday morning.
Police said Ed Gischer, 69, woke up to the sounds of someone breaking into his house in the 100 block of East Loretta Avenue around 2:50 a.m.
According to police, the burglars kicked in the back door to Gischer’s house and then pried open the locked door to his bedroom.
“I felt something going like this pushing on my head and I did not move and all of a sudden he pushed harder,” Gischer said. “And I opened my eyes and I said ‘what are you doing here?’”
A stroke left Gischer with a bad leg, but he still tried to take on the burglar when he ripped off his gold chain which was a gift from his deceased daughter. During the tussle, Gischer was able to grab his own gun to ward off the intruder.
“I stood up and put it to his head. I said ‘now we have both got a gun. Now one of us is going to die or you get the hell out’ and he said ‘I’m going’ and took off.”
No shots were fired in the incident and police continue to search for the masked burglar.