Illinois burglar reportedly stopped by souvenir bowling pin

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Joshua Zeibarth
Suspect Joshua Zeibarth, 19
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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- Police say a homeowner was able to subdue a man who broke into an Illinois home early Sunday.

Police say when they arrived at the home, the homeowner had the suspected burglar, Joshua Zeibarth, 19, restrained. Police say Zeibarth was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries he sustained from the homeowner, who hit him with a "novelty item."

The Chicago Tribune reports the homeowner, who was sleeping in the home, along with his wife and child, when the burglar broke in through an unlocked attached garage door, had hit the intruder with a souvenir bowling pin.

Zeibarth was charged with residential burglary and home invasion with a dangerous weapon. Police say he was carrying a knife. He is being held on a $1 million bond in the Will County Jail.

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