Early on the morning of Christmas Eve, Jason Klein and his family were asleep in their Newark, Ohio home, when Klein was awakened by a suspicious noise. Klein retrieved a .40-caliber handgun and went over to a sliding door in his bedroom that goes out onto a deck in order to investigate. When Klein opened the door he came upon a burglar attempting to break into the house. Klein held the would-be thief at gun-point until police could arrive.
Speaking with a local news outlet, Klein shared his thoughts that the burglar may have been after the Christmas presents for the six children and two grandchildren in their family that were placed under a well-lit Christmas tree. Klein went on to tell reporters, “I think the guy was either going to try to steal something or come in and hurt my family… Maybe he won't rob somebody else next time.” (WBNS, Columbus, Ohio 12/24/15)