MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A man who is legally blind, his girlfriend and his son were not injured Friday morning after being awakened during a home invasion-style burglary in a Berkeley County mobile home park, West Virginia State Police said.
Two males kicked in the front door of the home off Regiment Lane in the Rocky Glen Mobile Home Park just before the county's emergency dispatch center received a call for help at 7:25 a.m., State Police Trooper J.D. Schuessler said.
Once inside, one of the suspects confronted the boy in his bedroom and held a gun to the back of his head before the boy's father intervened and pushed the suspect toward the door, Schuessler said.
His son then retrieved pepper spray and used it to get the burglars out of the house, she said.
"They're OK - just shook up," Schuessler said.
The suspects took a laptop computer, an iPod and a cell phone from the home before the victims were able to call 911, Schuessler said. The suspects apparently still were in the home when the call was placed, she said.