WEST LINN -- Columbia Sportswear Chairwoman Gert Boyle was held briefly at gunpoint as a man tried to burglarize her home Wednesday night, police said.
But Boyle's quick-thinking alerted police quickly and the suspect was captured overnight.
West Linn Police said the home invasion began just before 7 p.m. when Boyle pulled into her garage.
She told police that a man carrying a basket and a book approached her and asked if she'd sign the book. She told him she wasn't interested and then she said he pulled out a gun.
At that point, she told the man that she needed to turn off her house alarm. But instead, she set off the panic alert, which sends a message straight to police.
Officers arrived moments later and found Boyle with her hands bound. A police sergeant also saw the suspect running from the home, and police dogs and crews began a manhunt.
Isaw a suspect jump over a guard rail and down a ravine, recalled Sgt. Neil Hennely with the West Linn Police Department.
The suspect, later identified as Gabriel Nester Caballero Gutierrez, was spotted by police in a nearby McDonald's and captured just before midnight. He will face several charges including burglary, robbery and kidnapping.
As for Boyle, she suffered minor injuries, including bumps and bruises, but was otherwise doing fine, according to a Columbia Sportswear spokesman.
Despite the incident, Boyle had enough composure to dress downthe West Linn police chief when he visited to brief her on the investigation. He mistakenly wore a North Face jacket, and he asked her how she was doing, Hennelly said. She said she was doing fine until that jacket walked through the door.