A Warren County household had an thrilling Monday morning after the household’s matriarch thwarted an intruder who could have meant to steal a household automobile.

Tricia Montoney instructed Royal Examiner Monday night that an eagle-eyed neighbor seen a person within the household’s driveway, round 7 a.m. standing beside a Ford F-150 pickup truck belonging to Tricia’s daughter, Rachel Montoney.

Rachel mentioned in a telephone interview that “once our neighbor told me about the man attempting to enter my vehicle, I ran to get my mom.”

Tricia was within the bathe however shortly placed on a gown and grabbed the Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun she retains for private safety. She then went exterior to confront the intruder. By then, she mentioned, the person was sitting contained in the pickup with the door closed.

Interrupted throughout her morning bathe, Warren County resident Tricia Montoney was in a position to confront an intruder and maintain him at gunpoint till deputies might place him underneath arrest. Photos by Rachel Montoney.

Rachel says her mother yelled to the intruder, “What are you doing? Get out of the truck and on your knees!” The man, later recognized by arresting officers as Larry Huyser, exited the truck and complied with Tricia’s directions whereas a neighbor known as 9-1-1.

Huyser, who was wearing a fluorescent inexperienced sweatshirt, denims, and a black hat, mentioned that he had gotten into the unlocked truck “because I was cold.”

Warren County deputies who arrived on the scene discovered Tricia holding Huyser at gunpoint. He was taken into custody with out incident.

Huyser was booked into the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail (RSW) and charged with vandalism, damaging property, tampering and getting into a automobile, and breaking and getting into an auto.

Thanks to Tricia Mohoney’s fast motion, Warren County deputies had been in a position to take an intruder into custody Monday morning. Larry Huyser, beneath, was booked into the RSW Regional Jail.


He is being held with out bond. Online courtroom information present that Huyser has been arrested earlier than for comparable offenses.

Both Tricia and Rachel expressed their gratitude for his or her neighbor and his help in contacting the police and for staying with Tricia as she held the intruder at gunpoint.

The Montoneys additionally appreciated the deputies, who arrived shortly and transported the intruder to RSW.

Asked if she would now lock her truck at evening, Rachel mentioned, “Absolutely!”

Both girls expressed their gratitude that nobody was injured and mentioned they had been particularly grateful for his or her shut friendship with their neighbors. “We take care of each other out here,” Tricia mentioned.

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