LIMINGTON, Maine — He picked the wrong house to mess with.
A 6-foot-2, 330-pound Maine corrections officer flattened a burglar who barged into his home as he was getting ready to get to work, police said.
The York County Sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Anthony Jones had forced his way into Sean Wilson’s home Monday evening, discovering the towering officer and two of young children who are under the age of four.
Wilson “noticed that Jones was sweating profusely and bleeding from the mouth as he approached,” and “was rambling about people chasing him” and appeared to be high on drugs, the sheriff’s office said.
The officer told his two kids to get into a rear bedroom and then ordered Jones to get down on the floor. But when Jones started moving towards the bedroom, Wilson — who played lineman on his high school football team — leveled the intruder and then sat down upon him and called 911.
Wilson kept Jones restrained until police arrived and arrested him on a burglary charge. Jones was also wanted for violating his probation stemming from a domestic violence incident. Deputies took Jones was taken to a hospital for observation.
Cops say Wilson and Jones do not appear to know each other and “that Jones simply picked the wrong house to burglarize.”