Cops: Resident Beat Home Intruder with His own Bat
NORTH PORT, Fla. (CBS NEWS)-- A home invasion went bad for a Florida man when one of the victims grabbed him in a bear hug and the victim's wife beat him with his own weapon, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.
Noah Dassat, 33, of Santa Cruz, Calif., has been arrested on four felony charges and one misdemeanor for armed burglary, battery, and criminal mischief.
The suspect allegedly stopped at a home on Thursday in North Port, Florida and asked for someone named "Josh," saying he was owed some money. The homeowner said he had the wrong address. The victims told police that he then broke down the door and attacked the occupants -- including three children -- with a bat, according to North Port police.
After being hit, a male resident wrestled the suspect and put him in a bear hug. The resident's wife then grabbed the bat and struck him on the head several times.
The suspect then fled without the bat. He also left behind a hat and lots of blood.
Later, police were contacted about a man with head injuries matching the suspect's description at a local hospital. The blood on the man's car matched the blood at the crime scene, according to police.
Detectives arrived and determined Dassat was the suspect in the burglary.
Dassat is in the Charlotte County Jail being held on no bond.