Man wrestles with robbers during home invasion

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP (WDTN)- Police are investigating after a suspected home invasion.

Stephan Strickland says he was playing video games in the home that he shares with his uncle and grandparents on the 2200 block of Owendale Road around 12:30 a.m Saturday. He says his home is usually secured especially at night; however, his uncle had just returned from taking out the trash when two masked men burst in through the back door.

At least one of the robbers had a gun with them which he pointed at Strickland after becoming “agitated” that Strickland didn’t have any valuables to hand him.

“He was saying i’m going to count to three. When he got to one, I grabbed the gun, we started wrestling on the floor for it…I pulled the trigger on his gun. It fired off, then they got scared and went to run…I just reacted. I didn’t feel much, I was more just worried about my family,” explained Strickland.
Strickland now has three cracked ribs in addition to other bruises and injuries. He says his grandfather has a broken nose.

Miami Township police are investigating and are looking for two white males wearing black hoodies.

A 911 caller reported that two men wearing masks were inside her house fighting her husband and grandson.

The suspects fled the scene after stealing one of the victims cell phone.

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