Car alarm scares prowler, neighbor stops him

Gregory Scott Classen, 44, was arrested

A neighbor stopped a car prowler in the 700 block of SE 153rd in Portland, Aug. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A neighbor stopped a car prowler in the 700 block of SE 153rd in Portland, Aug. 14, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Mandie Duell was inside her house but saw her car’s dome light come on. She grabbed her car alarm and set it off.

The alarm scared a car prowler and alerted her neighbor in the 700 block of SE 153rd to the situation. That neighbor then stepped in and caught the suspect on the run.

Gregory Scott Classen, Aug. 14, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Gregory Scott Classen, Aug. 14, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

“I said there’s somebody in the bushes out here,” Duell said. “He was just in my car and he grabbed a flashlight. My husband came out with his cell phone calling 911.

Duell said she’s grateful for her neighbor’s help.

Gregory Scott Classen, 44, was arrested on three misdemeanors and two felony drug charges. He was released on his own recognizance a few hours later.

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