Teen scares burglar from home with gun

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).

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