Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Robber Picks Wrong Home for a Break-In; Man Learns Not to Mess with Tough Dinmore Pair

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Robber Picks Wrong Home for a Break-In; Man Learns Not to Mess with Tough Dinmore Pair

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Byline: Andrew korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

WHEN John Tuckerman woke to find an intruder next to his bed, there was no time to think about the best course of action.

The 34-year-old Dinmore resident chose to chase down the man, who entered his Earl St home about 5am yesterday, holding him down until the police arrived.

For his trouble, the accused burglar will not only end up before the court, but will also nurse a nasty gash to his head, which he sustained during a struggle with Mr Tuckerman.

aI woke up with this person right next to my bed a at first I thought it was my flatmate Benny (Barnett),a Mr Tuckerman said.

aBut when he saw that I was awake, he turned and bolted a I knew at that point that something was wrong.a

The alarmed resident chased the man out the back door and into the backyard, crash-tackling him just a few metres before he made it to the back fence and potential freedom. …

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