OC Resident Stops Home Intruder With Gun

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City resident turned the tables on a would-be burglar last week, holding an intruder who walked into his home with a shotgun until police arrived.
Around 11:45 a.m. last Friday, Ocean City Police responded to a residence on Baltimore Ave. near 17th Street for a reported burglary in progress. Communications advised the responding officers the unidentified victim was holding the suspect down on the floor at gunpoint. Ocean City Police entered the unit and quickly placed the suspect, later identified as Joshua Luke Delp, 31, of Sinking Springs, Pa., under arrest.
The victim told police Delp entered through the unlocked front door of the unit, then walked into the victim’s bedroom and assaulted him. The victim then struck Delp back and grabbed a shotgun hidden nearby and asked a roommate to call police. The victim was able to hold Delp on the floor at gunpoint until police arrived.
Ocean City Police charged Delp with third- and fourth-degree burglary and second-degree assault. He was later released on a $10,000 bond.