ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – A burglar caught in the act by a homeowner has been apprehended in Ashland City.
Officials said Randy Lening was found in a crawl space of a house approximately two miles from where he was caught breaking into a home on Peter Pond Road.
The homeowner called the Cheatham County Sheriff's office to report that he had come to his home around noon and found his front door open. He said a man ran out of the home and got into a silver car, headed toward Carney Winter's Road.
The homeowner described the burglar as a white man with spiked hair, in his early 30s, about 6 feet tall, with a tattoo on his neck. He was said to be wearing a long sleeve dark shirt, dark pants with a hole in the knee, and brown boots.
As officers responded, they got a second call reporting a crash involving the silver car down the road from the burglary. Officials said witnesses told them the driver was acting jittery and asking people in the neighborhood to give him a ride. The car was no longer at the scene when authorities arrived.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 units helped in the apprehension.