SARASOTA, Fla - A 15-year-old fires warning shot at burglar and scares away thief.
It happened in the 4800 block of Sawyer Pine Road in Sarasota at around 12:30p.m. this afternoon.
According to a release from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the 15-year-old was home alone when he heard a person banging on the back door.
The teen saw the suspect at the back door attempting to break-in. The juvenile fired a shot with a shotgun in the area of the suspect and he fled the scene.
Police attempted to locate the suspect with K-9 dogs, but he remains at-large.
The suspect is described as a 5’10” white male, wearing a black mask, black zippered jacket, blue jeans and a thin to medium build.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 9441-366-TIPS (8477).