Man discovers stranger in bed with his wife, fires handgun

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published June 9, 2011


Nobody was hurt when a Troy man returned to his home at 4 a.m. June 7, discovered a man in bed with his wife, then fired a .45-caliber handgun.

According to reports, a 30-year-old Troy woman and mother of five children ages 1 through 14 went for a bike ride at 4 a.m., leaving the children alone in the home, the location of which police did not identify, and met a 30-year-old man walking on the street. She invited him into the home for sex and he agreed, and they fell asleep together in the bed afterwards, according to police.

An hour later, the woman’s husband returned home and discovered the man asleep in the bed, and a fight ensued.

The husband pulled a .45-caliber handgun and the man fled the bedroom in his underwear, leaving his cell phone, ID and wallet, while the man chased him through the house and fired one shot.

The man escaped unharmed and officers recovered a bullet fired through the kitchen wall in a cupboard. Troy Police Lt. Robert Redmond said the husband told police he fired the gun to scare the man and did not intend to hurt him.

Officers confiscated other guns in the home due to safety concerns, Redmond said.

Police found the man in his underwear unhurt and the children in the home were not hurt, Redmond said.

The investigation continues.