Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, July 26, 2013

Meanwhile, In Newton, NC...

...a pair of would-be father-and-son robbers were held at gunpoint by a business owner until police arrived:

Kenneth Elroy Riddle, 36, of 2368 Cindi Lane in Claremont, was charged with attempted larceny. His son, Thomas James Riddle, 18, of 2646 Midnight Drive in Claremont, was charged with first degree trespassing, attempted larceny and possession of schedule three controlled substance (hydrocodone), Capt. Joel Fish with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fish said that Thomas Riddle jumped the fence at Neal Auction Company, at 2384 Highway 16 South in Newton, early Friday. Kenneth Riddle waited in the car.

When business owner Kevin Neal confronted Thomas Riddle with a gun, the teenager admitted to trying to steal property, Fish said.

Neal stayed with the two until Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers arrived about 12:40 a.m. Friday.


3 comments:

TinCan Assassin said...

Quick! Somebody call Harry Potter!

Bob said...

@TinCan Assassin: Yah, noted that. Kid must have been joshed a bit in his high school years. Then again, that is rural NC...

Old NFO said...

Like father like son... sigh