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VIDEO: Husband Breaks Down Door, Takes Down Home Intruder To Save Wife

Cleveland, OH – A Cleveland man tackled a home intruder to the ground and pummeled him in his foyer after the suspect entered the man’s house and locked himself inside with the homeowner’s wife (video below.)

The incident began at approximately 9:30 a.m. on May 5, when 45-year-old Khaalis Ricardo Miller knocked on Verdi and Angela Adams door, claiming he was having problems with his vehicle battery, WOIO reported.

The stranger told Angela Adams he needed help jumping his car, so she told him she would let her husband know when he returned home so he could possibly give him a hand, according to police.

Verdi Adams said he helped Miller out when he arrived back at his house and the two men then went on about their day, WOIO.

But hours later, Miller showed up back outside the couple’s residence and allegedly started pounding on the door.

The Adams said Miller told Verdi Adams his car still wasn’t running right, so the courteous neighbor headed outside to see if he could help him, WOIO reported.

But as Verdi Adams walked out through his front door, Miller walked in, closing and locking the door behind him.

Home security footage showed the intruder heading upstairs to the second level of the house where Angela Adams was located, WOIO reported.

Verdi Adams busted down the front door and went in after the suspect, pulling him down the stairs and tackling him onto the ground during the ensuing brawl.

The video showed Verdi Adams climbing on top of the intruder and punching him at one point.

Police arrested Miller later that day and charged him with aggravated burglary, WOIO reported.

A judge set his bond at $10,000 on Thursday morning.

The case will be presented to a grand jury, according to WOIO.

Verdi Adams said they always felt safe in their neighborhood prior to the confrontation with Miler.

“I’ve never had a problem the entire time I’ve been here,” he told WOIO. “My wife woke up the last couple nights screaming, crying in his sleep.”

Angela Adams said she’s thankful for her husband’s quick actions.

“It was pretty scary. I didn’t know what to do,” she told WOIO. “Thankfully, he came in when he did. I don’t know what could’ve happened.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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