Man charged in Springettsbury Township home invasion Homeowner with gun confronts suspect
YORK COUNTY, Pa. -
A York man is charged in connection with a home invasion Friday morning, where the homeowner threatened to shoot him if he did not leave.
The experience was frightening for Wil Donelly, of Springettsbury Township, York County.
He came very close to shooting a man who forced his way into his home. The home invasion happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Donnelly was sitting in his living room when a man came to his door inquiring about a boat for sale.
He has no boat for sale, so he quickly closed the door. Five minutes later, he said, the door flew open and the man barged in.
Donnelly said he grabbed a gun that he had nearby and confronted the intruder
"I warned him. I said, 'Get out of my house or I'm going to shoot you,' and he said, 'I've been popped before.' He didn't move," Donnelly said.
Donnelly said he warned the man two more times before the intruder finally left.
Shawn H. Flaharty, 38, of York, was charged with felony criminal trespass, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
He tried to enter a neighboring home, but was scared off by the homeowner's dog, police said. He was taken into custody behind another home, they said.