Grandparents thrash drugged-out intruder trying to abduct 6-year-old girl, hold him down till cops arrive

Benjamin J Dillon, 37, kicked down Martin and Patricia Roth's door on June 3 and said that he was 'taking the child'


                            Grandparents thrash drugged-out intruder trying to abduct 6-year-old girl, hold him down till cops arrive

A six-year-old girl's grandparents fought off a man who had allegedly broken into their apartment to abduct the little child.

Benjamin J. Dillon, 37, was arrested and charged with burglary, intimidation and resisting arrest after the incident in Lebanon, Indiana.

Dillon had reportedly kicked down Martin and Patricia Roth's door in the middle of the night on June 3 and said that he was "taking the child", according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

After the grandparents succeeded in forcing Dillon out of the door, they continued holding him off until the officers arrived.

The cops found Dillon "shirtless and agitated" outside the complex, WTHR reported.

He was reportedly insisting that there was "a little girl in the apartment being raped" and that "the little girl was his daughter."

The police report revealed that he clenched his fists and told cops he would fight them and kill them. Three stun guns were fired at him but they proved to be ineffective. Even as they managed to subdue and handcuff him, Dillon reportedly continued to 'kick' and 'scream' at officers.

Patricia Roth with her grandchild. (Source: Facebook)

Even though the six-year-old was not hurt during the incident, she was reported to have been quite 'scared.'

The girl's grandmother Patricia Roth told Fox59, "I was sound asleep in my bedroom and this guy came kicking in and said, 'You have my daughter.' I was nervous, very nervous. I was shaking so bad. I don't understand why he picked our apartment, I'll never figure that one out. I wouldn’t want him walking back in my apartment again. He will regret it the next time."

Roth also told the outlet that she believed Dillon might have been on drugs at the time of the incident. "I hope he gets the help he needs and gets himself back on his feet."

Dillon had already been awaiting trial on drug charges and has been jailed with a bond of $75,000 for this incident before his trial in September.

He called the incident a "big misunderstanding" over a telephonic interview with WTHR. "I was under the impression that maybe my daughter might be over there in that apartment complex," he said, adding: "I wasn't looking for anybody's child but my own." He said he had not seen her "in a while".

Dillon claims that somebody inside the apartment might have known where his daughter was as the couple had let him into the apartment. "I am truly sorry for coming to your apartment door, for waking you up," Dillon said, adding that he has also enrolled in a substance abuse program.

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