MIAMI – A Florida man who was attacked by an intruder on Saturday fought back, and now the suspect is in police custody, authorities said.
On Saturday around 10:20 p.m., Barry Sands was asleep at home in Miami when he woke up to what sounded like a “hysterical female banging on the front door of the residence, asking for help,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Sands opened the front door and was reportedly attacked by the intruder identified by police as Mark Katsnelson, 35, court records revealed, according to Fox News.
Katsnelson forced his way into the home as he was striking Sands with his hands, the complaint said, adding that Sands had a cut on his lip and toe as a result of the attack.
However, Sands punched Katsnelson several times in the face in what seemed to be a case of self-defense, police said. He then called 911.
As a result, Katsnelson suffered facial injuries from the pummeling. Hence, he was transported to medical facilities in Florida for treatment.
Consequently, the intruder has been charged with burglary along with assault and battery, police said. Moreover, he is being held without bond, according to the report.
There were no further details mentioned regarding the “hysterical female.”