A Spring Hill man was faced with a perilous situation as a would-be home intruder tried to break into his house.
It happened in broad daylight in the quiet, well-kept subdivision of Oak Lake.
The homeowner, 44-year-old Robert Felter, told News 2 he was upstairs on his computer Tuesday morning when he heard someone aggressively ringing his doorbell.
Moments later, Felter heard loud banging. He went to the top of the stairs and could see through the front door glass that a man was there trying to break in.
Felter then grabbed his diving knife and headed to the front door.
“I took the knife out of the sheath and came right about here, and I could see about this much of a crowbar. I could see him pushing his shoulder against the door. I’m thinking, ‘This guy wants to come in and steal from me.’”
Felter then shouted at the man on the other side of the glass.
“I just yelled at him, ‘Do you want to get cut?’ He immediately turned and ran.'”
Felter said he is proud of how he handled the situation. “I feel great. I didn’t feel the fear. I handled myself under the stress” he stated.
When asked why he didn’t chase the man, Felter said it’s probably a good thing the crowbar messed up the lock and he couldn’t open the door right away.
He said he never wanted to hurt anyone.
Unfortunately, Felter did not get a very good look at the suspect, who is described as a slender black man about 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
He was wearing a blue polo shirt and was a passenger in a white car.
Anyone with information on this crime should contact the Maury County Sheriff’s Department at 931-380-5733.