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