Terrifying: Owner slept during alleged armed home burglary

- In the surveillance video from Todd Billow's home, you see two masked men walking through a room, all while he was sleeping.

The first suspect in this armed home burglary, according to deputies, was a 14-year-old boy with his finger on the trigger of a hand gun.

"They are just young, obviously walked into the wrong house at the right time," Billow said, "so just thank God nobody's hurt!"

His car keys, electronics, money, even his Corvette was stolen.  Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he thinks the two suspects worked with a few other friends and had plans to break into more homes, before they were caught.

Chitwood said, "You got a 14-year old entering a house... that's the way we enter a house when we serve a search warrant -- weapon out!"

Hours later the 14-year old and friend, 19-year-old Kelly Shaw, were both arrested at a motel down the street from the home thanks to the quick thinking of the Billow who tracked his stolen iPad Mini.

Deputies now think these two are responsible for at least eight other break-ins to cars and homes along the Volusia County Coast. Deputies say the two had four stolen guns with them during their arrest, believed to have been taken during other burglaries.

The sheriff is steaming mad that this 14-year old will not face adult charges.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories