MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) - "He just went ballistic. He just screamed something at the top of his lungs and came at me with the screwdriver," says Matthew Prindle.
Prindle claims 34-year-old David Croley tried to break into his Flowerstone Drive home around 10 Monday morning.
Prindle says just moments before the confrontation, Croley banged on the front door a few times, looked in the garage and then went around to the screen porch in the backyard.
"I was sitting on the couch and I heard this. You can hear that from the outside. So, I came to this window right here and looked out the window and I saw a guy with a long screwdriver, about like that, just trying to pry this thing open," explains Prindle.
You can still see where the screwdriver scratched the window.
"He kept the screwdriver up, the door was closed already and he just came lunging at it. You know, kind of like a Major League Baseball player, just going crazy at it," comments Prindle.
Prindle says his dad walked into the room to see what was going on and that's when Croley bolted. So, he didn't steal anything or hurt anyone.
"I definitely feel fortunate. Definitely feel fortunate," says Prindle.
Police believe Croley may be responsible for up to seven burglaries in the Miami Township and Miamisburg areas.
They say he's driving a stolen gold 2-door Saturn with the license plate AUV 3826.
If you see him, don't approach him and call police immediately.
"He's a little more desperate and dangerous than the average burglar. We believe that he is on drugs and definitely poses a risk to the public," says Miami Township Police Detective Kevin Landis.
And Prindle says he's taking steps to try to prevent something like this from happening again.
"I'm gonna keep a better eye out. You know, we got guns now," he says.
If you have any information on Croley, call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867.
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