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Business Owner Tips Off Police In Milan Burglaries


It was a normal Wednesday night. George Kibling says he was closing up shop and waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up.

"When she pulled up, she had noticed there was a gentleman across the street," said Kibling.

"I told him somebody was walking from over there in the parking lot and he went behind the building, "said Tara Minarsich.

It was behavior Kibling called questionable since it was so late at night.

"We had thought that maybe he was watching us again to break back into the Pizza Joynt.  We had seen him coming out from the old pizza joint, now a church and he was walking through the old Mr. Bills parking lot. He proceeded from there to go through to the Cambridge apartment parking lot," said Kibling.

That's when Kipling says he notified police as he pursued the suspicious man on foot.

"He kept looking back to see if anybody was following him really suspiciously.  It was 65 degrees and he had a hoodie pulled over like it was winter time," said Kibling.

Kipling says the suspect ducked around the corner of this garage and the chase continued.  He had gotten to tenth street and west up here and that's when he started running across the street.  Just as the suspect started to get out of sight, Kipling says police pulled up. He pointed them in the direction of the suspicious man and walked home hoping that was the guy.

"I felt like, well I hope to God I'm not wrong," said Kibling.

It turns out he wasn't wrong.  He got a call from a Milan officer thanking him for his help.

"I felt honored to be able to help them and the area businesses so they can go to sleep at night knowing their property is safe," said Kibling.

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