Bridgeport man corners armed burglar at gunpoint

A Bridgeport man says he cornered a burglar in his home and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

The burglar was identified as 33-year-old Luis Rodriguez, whom police later arrested.

The burglar was identified as 33-year-old Luis Rodriguez, whom police later arrested. (8/20/16)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport man says he cornered a burglar in his home and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

David Archilla, 44, tells News 12 he was getting ready to go to work around 4:45 a.m. Friday when he came face to face with a burglar in his kitchen, armed with a knife.

The alleged burglar was identified as 33-year-old Luis Rodriguez, whom police later arrested.

Archilla says he held Rodriguez at gunpoint and that the man did not resist.

Police say Rodriguez used the knife to cut through a screen when he broke into the house.

Police say when they arrested Rodriguez, he had three cellphones that were stolen from Archilla's house.

Rodriguez is facing a variety of charges, including possession of a deadly weapon.

Archilla says the incident reinforces his support of the Second Amendment.

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