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Crime California man on meth broke into retired firefighter’s home wearing red cape, 72-year-old ex-fireman steered him outside and called the cops

05:15  11 june  2021
05:15  11 june  2021 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A California man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly broke into a retired firefighter ’s home while wearing a red cape. So, my whole thought then was, how am I going to protect myself?” said Steve, who asked that his last name not be used. Steve, 72 , was a 39- year veteran with Cal Fire before retiring as a captain. “When I was a fireman , I learned how to stay calm. And when I stayed calm, things came out better,” Steve said.

72 - year - old retired firefighter keeps calm when man on meth invades home wearing a ‘ cape ’. “When I was a fireman , I learned how to stay calm. And when I stayed calm, things came out better “Okay, let’ s see if we can go outside and find Louis.” Steve says he kept Willden focused on whoever

He was no Superman.

A California man broke into a retired firefighter’s home Monday night, but the 72-year-old former fireman remained calm and escaped unharmed.

“You got to stay calm because I can’t fight him,” the firefighter, identified only as Steve, told Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL. “So, my whole thought then was, how am I going to protect myself?”

The intruder, identified by police as 40-year-old Erik Willden, was wearing a red cape over his clothes and asked some nonsensical questions, Steve told KTXL.

a person standing posing for the camera: A California man wearing a red cape is arrested. © Amador County Sheriff's Office A California man wearing a red cape is arrested.

A California man wearing a red cape is arrested. (Amador County Sheriff's Office/)

Willden later admitted to smoking meth hours before invading Steve’s house in rural Amador County, about 40 miles east of Sacramento, the county sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

“When I was a fireman, I learned how to stay calm,” Steve told KTXL. “And when I stayed calm, things came out better.”

Steve engaged Willden in conversation, instead of engaging him with the handgun he keeps hidden in his wheelchair, KTXL reported. After 20 minutes, he convinced Willden to step outside, then locked the door and called the cops.

County sheriff’s officers arrived to find Willden stealing stuff from Steve’s detached garage, police said. He was arrested and charged with burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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