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East Athens resident pulls gun on prowler

By Joe Johnson

A man on Monday night drew a gun on a prowler who had been looking through a window of his brother’s home in east Athens, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

Police responded to a First Street residence at 9:30 p.m., upon receiving a call from a 23-year-old man who said he confronted a male who reportedly had been looking through a window of his 21-year-old brother’s home, which was located not far from his own residence on the same street.

He said that his brother called him to say that he had been threatened by a possible peeping Tom when he went outside to confront the prowler, according to the report.

The older man then went to his brother’s home with a dog and gun, and while following the suspect, the suspect turned and advanced toward him, according to the report, which noted that the suspect fled when the man drew his gun and held it at the low-ready position.

The suspect was described as a black male who wore a red hat, red pants, and a black shirt, and might have been under the influence of drugs, according to the police report.

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