Man’s Home Trashed During SWAT Standoff In Delaware County

TRAINER, Pa. (CBS) — It was a Sunday night Gary Krobath won’t soon forget. It started with a phone call and ended in a police stand-off that left an acquaintance dead and the Krobath’s homeless.
Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, Mark Geisenheyer invited himself over to Krobath’s home saying  “I think I’m going to die tonight.” Over the course of the evening Krobath listened as Geisenheyer recounted the details of his shooting spree at a Douglas township home. (see related story)

He had killed two people, including a child, and wounded three others. Krotheb says Geisenheyer laughed as he relived every gun shot.

Krobath says he began to fear for his own life.

“I felt like if he was going to take himself, he would take me first.”  

When Geisenheyer began to doze off, he offered him a bed, and once he was asleep Krobath ordered his wife out of the house and called police.

What ensued was a six hour stand-off with police shooting tear gas into the home. Geisenheyer was eventually shot and killed while hiding in the basement.

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Krobath home was destroyed in the process. Almost all of the windows were broken and the burning stench of tear gas remains.

He has no renters insurance and his landlord’s insurance won’t cover the damage caused by police.

Krobath is without a home and left with only the clothes on his back. He knows he did the right thing but he’s not sure when things will be right for him.

“You do a good thing, but you lose your home.”

Reported by Anne-Marie Green, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. James says:

    Find a pro bono lawyer to sue the county to fund cleanup and repair of house and its contents.

  2. kelprod says:

    The county should fund the cleanup of the home. Someone needs to put the question directly to DA Greene. Better yet, let some of the knucklheads from the DELCO county jail come out and clean the thing….

  3. Zzbar says:

    better to be alive with no home, then dead with a home.

  4. independent says:

    Sometimes it really seems that no good deed goes unpunished ! Hope everything turns out for the best for him and his family !!

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