Police say that a man burglarized a home and then stabbed a neighbor during a struggle.
The break-in happened around noon on Thursday at 718 Holmes Street. According to Major Robert Warfel with the Frankfort Police Department, a neighbor called the homeowner who saw someone knock on the front door then go to the back of the home.
Chad Maupin, the next-door neighbor who was watching the criminal, told LEX 18 that his neighborly duties kicked in quickly.
“My instinct was to turn around and go look and he kicked the back door open,” Maupin mentioned.
After Maupin called his neighbor to tell him what was he was seeing, the homeowner came home from work to find the man in his home going through his belongings. Once a physical altercation began, Chad Maupin says he went in to his neighbor’s home, joining in on the fight.
“When I had him down, he pulled out the knife and stuck me a couple of times in the hand and, told me if I don’t let him up he’s going to kill me. So I backed up and shielded myself and he went out the back door.”
Maupin says the criminal ran down the street after he released him. Although the fight left Maupin with only cuts on his hands and arms, he says he is grateful his neighbor wasn’t harmed during the break-in.
“We kind of look after each other, me and him do. He watches when I’m gone and I watch when he’s gone. It’s what neighbors are supposed to do,” Maupin added.
Major Warfel says witnesses described the burglar as a tall white male with a thin build, wearing a gray t-shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information can anonymously contact the Frankfort Police Department at (502) 875-8525 or contact Frankfort Crime Stoppers at (502) 875-8648. Anonymous tips can be texted to 274637.