Printer Friendly


Daniel Cerda almost made good an escape after breaking into an occupied house in Aurora, Illinois--not a "clean escape," however, because the homeowner managed to shoot Cerda in both legs, but an escape nonetheless. Unfortunately for Cerda, his bullet wounds, combined with the help of an alert citizen, proved to be his undoing.

Cerda earned his bullet holes on March 21 when he broke into a house that be evidently believed was unoccupied. The incident began when Cerda and a companion repeatedly rang the doorbell on the house. By the time the homeowner got to the door, Cerda and friend were walking away from the house, but that was only temporary.

Moments later, Cerda returned to the house and began trying to kick down the front door. The homeowner got a gun and called the police. When Cerda bashed in the door and entered the house, "the homeowner fired two shots," reported the Beacon News. Cerda fled before police could respond.

Later that afternoon a good citizen who was at a Chicago hospital overheard Cerda explaining to police how he got shot, and the police responding by saying his story didn't make sense. When our good citizen was driving home that day, he listened to commentary about a shooting in Aurora, and he put two and two together. He called the Aurora police, and Cerda was subsequently arrested.
COPYRIGHT 2007 American Opinion Publishing, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Williamsen, Kurt
Publication:The New American
Date:Jul 9, 2007
Previous Article:The battle of Chalons: in confronting the Huns under Attila, the man known as "the last Roman" led the remnant forces of Western civilization against...
Next Article:Bitten for his efforts.

Related Articles
A few bumps on road to redevelopment?
U.S. Basketball Academy to get another shot.
Senate says no to paid family leave.
Local unrest followed cycle of social movements.
The right time to say no.
Ease back into summertime activities.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters