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By Neita Cecil
Gorge News Reports 

Airport burglar held at gunpoint

 

Contributed: Rolf Anderson

CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Darren Lacock, left, was photographed by his boss as he held an intruder at gunpoint early Friday morning at the Dallesport airport. Broken glass is visible on the chair, floor, and table, and a box of York Peppermint Patties sits in the foreground where it was thrown. Lacock said he didn't have his finger on the trigger. "Until he becomes a threat, my finger is not on the trigger," he said.

Darren Lacock helped with Project ELFF Thursday night in Dallesport, where he's a volunteer firefighter, and a few hours later, found himself holding a burglar at gunpoint at the regional airport.

Lacock, 45, is the line service technician at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport, and at 2:38 a.m. Friday morning, he got a call from one of the airport managers reporting loud crashing going on in the terminal building.

By 2:44 a.m., Lacock had a man spread-eagled on the ground and had placed a call to 911 informing them of such. The airport manager, Rolf Anderson, who had called Lacock and then 911 when he heard the disturbance, took a picture of Lacock holding the man at gunpoint.

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