Utah homeowner who shot at burglar takes plea deal
In a recording of his 911 call, which was obtained by The Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Niederhauser tells a dispatcher that he has a man detained at gunpoint.
‘‘Please send somebody immediately,’’ Niederhauser says.
‘‘Do not shoot him,’’ the dispatcher says.
‘‘You better hurry then,’’ Niederhauser responds.
Niederhauser says in the call that he found his front door busted and a man with a crowbar in his hand.
‘‘Listen to me, OK?’’ the dispatcher says. ‘‘Don’t do anything that is going to get you in trouble. If you've got him detained, keep him detained. Do not fire your weapon.’’
Layton has roughly 68,500 residents and is about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City.