Homeowner fights back
This ain’t Madison, fellas! Straight from the Sheriff’s Office:
Deputies responded to a residence on Lewis Street in the village of Cross Plains after the homeowner awoke to find three unidentified individuals in the garage. The thieves opened the garage door with a garage door opener that they found in an unlocked vehicle.
The homeowner confronted the suspects, who fled on foot to a black Toyota Highlander and left the area. That vehicle was listed as stolen from the town of Middleton earlier this week.
As the suspects were fleeing, the homeowner fired one shot in the air with a handgun. The suspects returned fire. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit is processing the scene of the burglary and the total number of shots fired is still under investigation. The Toyota Highlander was recovered in Fitchburg.
The Cross Plains Police Department received several reports this morning of car break-ins overnight, which may be related to this incident. If you live in Cross Plains and believe your car was entered overnight and have not reported it, please contact the Cross Plains Police Department. Cross Plains Police will assist the Sheriff’s Office in this investigation.Fitchburg Police have two individuals in custody that are believed to be connected to the stolen vehicle.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: This is the new “real,” people. Homeowners firing back.