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Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 : 11:48 a.m.

Alarm scares off intruder during home invasion

By Kyle Feldscher

An intruder broke into an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday but apparently left without taking anything after an alarm scared him off, according to deputies.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the home invasion that occurred at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Hillcrest Boulevard. According to investigators, a residential burglary alarm reported the break-in in progress.

When deputies arrived at the home, the intruder was gone but investigation revealed the home was broken into via a pried open window.

However, nothing was reported stolen as of Wednesday morning. Deputies attributed this to the alarm going off and possibly scaring the suspect.

There is no suspect information available. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Wed, Mar 27, 2013 : 10:56 p.m.

Scared 'him' off? Isn't this being a little presumptive? Why not just continue with "scared the intruder off?" In all seriousness this is not offensive but thin-skinned individuals sure get obsessed with poltically correct descriptions.


Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 2:44 a.m.

English doesn't have a gender-neutral pronoun (anymore). And so, most style-guides recommend the use of "He and Him" in cases where the gender of the individual is not known.