Eric Crawford
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Cops: Robber threatens to burn Cobb home while stuck in crawl space

A man is accused of threatening to burn down a Cobb County house and kill everyone inside after he got stuck in a crawl space during an alleged robbery Friday morning, police said.

Eric Crawford of Powder Springs allegedly broke into a home on Rosetrace Terrace using a pickaxe and eventually went into the crawl space where he became stuck, Cobb County police spokeswoman Sarah O’Hara confirmed.

A mother and her children heard the alleged break-in and hid until police arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Officers found Crawford in the crawl space, and when confronted by police, he’s accused of pouring out multiple cans of gasoline and threatening to light it and take “a few of (the police officers) out with him,” O’Hara said.

Crawford was taken into custody and transported to the Cobb County Jail, according to jail records. He was denied bond.

He faces charges of felony terroristic threats, first-degree burglary, criminal trespass, reckless conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, jail records show.

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