EUGENE, Ore. — The victim of a home invasion says he tried to stop the suspect, but instead suffered some bad injuries.
Tyler Smiderle says he and his boyfriend arrived at their home on Providence Street Sunday to find someone had broken inside. Both of the men saw the suspect inside their home with a pillow case full of stolen merchandise.
Smiderle says the suspect ran out the back door and into the neighbor’s yard. He says the suspect then was able to get in his car.
Smiderle says he tried putting his hand in the window of the suspect’s car to grab his bag while his boyfriend stood in front of the car.
“I was hanging in the window and he rolls on top of the hood and rolls off the cars. He just has minor scrapes and I rode like a hundred feet, almost to the mailbox.” said Smiderle.
Both of the men were taken to the hospital. Smiderle suffered a broken wrist and a fractured elbow.
EPD says the suspect is described as a white man, 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He also has short blonde hair and was wearing a white nylon hoodie and dark pants.