Homeowners Pull Gun On Intruder Swinging Tiki Torch
December 26, 2011, 11:45 am
Registered sex offender Matthew Zamora was nearly naked on Christmas morning when authorities say he broke into a home on Southwest 209th Street in Aloha. It was an odd wake-up call for Aaron Kirchmann and his wife. The 28-year-old Zamora was armed with an unlit bamboo Tiki Torch that he found in their yard. He swung it at them while screaming after busting his way in through the back door. The victim pulled out a gun and pointed it at Zamora. His hand was hit by the object and caused it to fire, hitting a wall, but nobody was wounded. The wife then grabbed a shotgun and scared off Zamora. He jumped out a window after trashing the bathroom. All this happened while the couple's two children were in another room.
The suspect is from Sherwood and had a felony arrest warrant. There's no word why he was in Aloha. He was wearing only underwear, socks and a bandana around his neck. Authorities believe that he was high on drugs.