COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs family had an unsettling encounter on Wednesday night. It started with a burglary, and ended with the theft of a car, and the homeowner shooting at the suspect.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Commons Rd to investigate a reported home invasion.
According to Brian Matthiesen, who lives at the home, his teenage son came home around 9:30 Wednesday night. He noticed a man crouched in the garage, and immediately ran into the home to alert his parents.
Mattiesen says he grabbed his gun while his wife ran to the garage. She confronted the man, who was already inside the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
According to police, the suspect suddenly backed the vehicle up, which caused the mother to get caught in the open window and she was being dragged by the vehicle.
Matthiesen entered the garage and saw what was happening.
"As he backed up, it was kind of dragging her with the car so I fired for shots into the windshield of the jeep," said Matthiesen.
Matthiesen says he isn't sure if any of the bullets struck the driver before the jeep drove off.
"Although I'm prepared for self-defense, I thought never in a million years would this happen in this neighborhood to my house," said Matthiesen, "I was trying to stay focused on my wife and my son and their safety."
The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20's He is estimated to be able 5'8" to 6 feet tall.
The car might look similar to this:
It might have bullet holes in the windshield or front of the car.