Ok, so we're guessing you clicked on this post because you wanted to see a bunch of people decked out in Alabama gear pointing weapons at some bad guys. You're in luck. Apparently, three backwoods bandits were dumb enough to rob a family of heavily armed Alabama fans -- who caught them whilst being interviewed about said burglary. The image of multiple generations of Bama fans pinning down the would-be burglars with decorative handguns is something out of a science fiction film about the deep south.
[WBRC] The victims of a home break-in near Warrior caught the alleged intruders on Sunday afternoon and held them at gunpoint until authorities could arrive. A home surveillance system captured video of the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home on Gobbler Knob Road on Friday afternoon. The surveillance video shows a woman knocking on the family's home. When no one answered, a male accomplice kicked the door open. The woman and two men helped themselves to two TVs and several of the family's Christmas presents, including gifts for their 1-year old-son.
The three suspects then drove away in a black Ford Ranger pickup truck. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Wyatts' home around 9:30 p.m. Friday to investigate the burglary. Two days later, around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, deputies investigated a second burglary, this one in the 1600 block of New Bethel School Road. The victim said someone forced open the door to his home and stole a computer monitor, trumpet, knife collection and jewelry, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
While deputies were still on the scene investigating the second burglary, the Wyatts called the sheriff's office to say they had found the suspects who broke into their home and were holding them at gunpoint. Sarah Wyatt said that by chance, her husband Chris and other relatives recognized the suspects and apprehended them on Sunday afternoon.
"They happened to drive by and we seen them drive by and we knew it was them and we stopped them,” Chris Wyatt said.
The sheriff's office says Wyatt followed the suspects' vehicle as they turned down Gobbler's Knob Mine Road and blocked them in. He and his friends then held them at gunpoint until deputies could get to the scene, Christian said.
Chris Wyatt said the suspects claimed they were lost when the Wyatts confronted them.