August 19, 2019
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Maine homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until police arrive

Christopher Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News
Christopher Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News

CARIBOU, Maine — A homeowner on the Lombard Road in Caribou found an intruder attempting to break into his house at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday. After calling the police, he held the intruder at gunpoint until they arrived, according to Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan.

Police did not release the name of the homeowner but identified the intruder as 27-year-old Dakota Michaud of Caribou. According to Gahagan, the resident told police that he was awoken by an intruder in his attached garage pounding on the door and trying to get into the house.

[An escaped inmate in the South kicked down a sleeping woman’s door. But she had a gun.]

The resident grabbed his gun and went out to confront the intruder. He then held the man at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest the suspect.

According to the police chief, there “were indications of Michaud being under the influence of some type of hallucinogenic drug.”

Officers charged Michaud with criminal trespass. He has since been released on bail and awaits a Jan. 10 court date.

This was originally published in The County.

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