“When I first saw the guy, nerves got me and I’m thinking, ‘Oh goodness. This is happening.’”
Hemrich said the suspect dropped what was in his hand, backed away and got down on the ground when told to do so.
"I felt very good about it because I don't want to shoot anybody," he said.
The suspect was on the ground when police arrived and only tried to run when Hemrich disarmed himself when told to do so by police.
Hemrich said he was concerned because his family was home. He also admitted that he didn’t want to fire his weapon when he was so close to his neighbor’s house.
For Hemrich, watching surveillance video again was unsettling, but he wanted to share his story because he felt that this time something went “right” with a gun.
“You can’t train for the emotions you’re going to feel when you're actually face to face,” Hemrich said. Marysville police agree.
Authorities said an officer was able to quickly catch the suspect even though he ran from the scene.
Police booked the suspect on theft and trespass charges. They say he’s also wanted on several other charges.