Milwaukie woman pulls gun on intruder


by Staff

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:32 AM

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- An intruder in Milwaukie tried to break into a home after he had already walked into two other apartments and had a gun pulled on him Friday night.

The man was captured on surveillance video walking up to a home and looking through a window at children playing with their babysitter. The man is then seen trying to open the door and get inside. When he discovers the door is locked, he takes off. 

Before trying to get in the home, the man had reportedly walked in two other apartments. In one, he followed Crystal McKinney upstairs and inside.

She knew something wasn't right.

"I backed up and I said 'What are you doing?'" McKinney said. "He said, 'Do you want to meet God?' I went to my room and got my gun. I said get out or I will shoot you."

She said the man turned to leave, so she followed him, shut the door, and called 911. Then she heard him in the apartment across the hall before he finally left.

"My adrenaline was really pumping and I broke down in tears," McKinney said.

People in the Milwaukie neighborhood have been concerned about security and keep a close eye on what's going on.

Neighbors eventually caught the man and held him until police arrived. Police said they are familiar with the man and held him for a mental evaluation.

The District Attorney will decide if the man will face charges.

McKinney said she was ready to shoot if she had to.