TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa pastor held a suspected intruder at gunpoint while he waited for police to arrive, authorities said.
Police said the Miguel Otero-Rivera set off the alarm system at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church shortly before 1 a.m.
Rivera had allegedly broke through a window, then broke several other windows and door frames while inside of the building, causing several thousand dollars worth of damage, according to the church’s pastor, Brant Adams.
The alarm company alerted Adams, who arrived at the scene and held the intruder at gunpoint until law enforcement was able to arrive.
Otero-Rivera was arrested and charged with burglary grand theft, possession of burglary tool, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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