CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
STORMS MOVING ACROSS NORTH TEXAS:  Check Current Conditions | Check Local Radar | Follow @CBSDFW CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

News

Texas Man Thwarts Intruder With Karate Chop

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Texas Man Thwarts Intruder With Karate ChopKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

454181828 Texas Man Thwarts Intruder With Karate ChopBilly Crystal's Robin Williams Tribute

 alt=iPhone 6 Pics Leaked!

453947324 Texas Man Thwarts Intruder With Karate ChopIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Texas Man Thwarts Intruder With Karate ChopCowboys Cheerleaders

LEAGUE CITY (AP) - Police say a 79-year-old Houston-area man used a karate chop to disable an intruder and disarmed him until officers could get to his house.

Police in League City, a suburb, say Ervin Brittnacher reported noises outside his house awakened him about 6 a.m. Monday. Police Lt. Bruce Whitten says he went to the door and saw a man armed with a rifle. Whitten says Brittnacher hit him in the throat with the side of his hand, took his rifle and ordered him to sit down until police arrived.

Charles Brian Smith is charged with attempted burglary. The 38-year-old Alvin man is in Galveston County Jail with bond set at $40,000. Online jail records don’t list an attorney for Smith.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: