Sarasota deputies say an elderly man had a rude awakening on Christmas Eve morning.
A man in his early 20s broke into his home, stole several items, and held the man against his will.
Deputies say it all unfolded around 6:30 a.m. The suspect entered through a sliding glass door at a residence in the 4700 block of Stone Ridge Trail.
He took a flat screen TV and other items.
Alerted to his presence, the elderly man tried to run out of the residence, but the man would not let him leave – locking him in a closet.
The suspect then took the victim's gun in his bedroom, but after a brief struggle, the suspect left the residence and took off in a light-colored car.
Deputies are gathering more information.
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