Nanny Gets Her Gun

Thwarts burglar while babysitting

Being a nanny is hard. Changing diapers, taking the kids to the park, reading bedtime stories and when necessary, fighting off a burglar with a pellet gun.

The nanny was house sitting at the Homer Glen home of Will County State's Jeff Tomczak and his wife, Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak, while they were on vacation. The couple didn't not want the nanny to be identified.

"Our nanny obviously is no one to mess with," Tomczak told the Sun-Times.

Just ask the would-be burglar. The man tried to get in the front door of the house when the nanny told him to go away, said Will County sheriff's officers. Then he headed for the garage and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

So nanny got her pellet gun, pointed it at the man and called police.

Daniel Bailey, 29, of Mokena, has been charged with burglary, attempted motor vehicle theft and trespass.

"The most important thing is that no one was hurt," Tomczak said.

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