Rochester, New Hampshire – A New Hampshire man held an intruder at gunpoint in front of his children on Wednesday afternoon.
David Cameron told NBC Boston he was pulling into the driveway of his home with his two young boys in the car, when he saw someone he didn’t recognized standing on his porch.
“I don’t know who he is, I don’t know his intentions, and I don’t know why he’s here,” said David Cameron.
Then he realized the stranger was trying to steal his children’s bicycles and break into his home.
He drew his semi-auto pistol and held 37-year-old Nicholas Closson at gunpoint until Rochester Police could arrive to arrest the suspect.
Cameron’s two small boys, 5-year-old Chase and his little brother, 2-year-old Lincoln, were sitting in the car a few feet away from the burglary suspect during the whole ordeal.
“The guy, like, put up his hands and walked backwards,” Chase explained while talking with reporters.
Cameron and his fiancé, Sarah Gosselin, are hoping to impress upon their boys why their father carries a gun,
“He (Chase) asked me if I shot him and I said, ‘No, buddy, I had no reason to kill him,'” Cameron said. “I don’t carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to neutralize threatening situations.”
Cameron said he always carries a gun on him just in case and will continue to do so,
“Because you never know who is going to do you harm,” Cameron said. “I was at the zoo yesterday with my children. It was a great day, we had fun, and then there was a situation.”
Closson was arrested on misdemeanor charges of attempted theft, possession of burglary tools, and loitering or prowling. He is due back in court on September 19th on personal recognizance.
Cameron’s fiancé Sarah said that it worries her Closson has been released from jail already, but Cameron said he’s confident the suspect won’t be coming back to the neighborhood.
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