Resident Stabs Drunken Intruder

Police-Lights 2EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene resident stopped a drunken intruder from entering his house, stabbing the suspect in the process.

It happened on the 2300 block of Norkenzie Rd. around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Police say the residents knew the suspect and he had been at their home earlier in the evening.

When he returned, he was intoxicated and demanded to be let inside, something the residents refused to do.

“When he was denied entry, he kind of pushed himself into the doorway and pushed one of the residents, which is harassment, which then turns his entry into the house into a burglary,” says Brad Henneman with the Eugene Police Department.

One of the residents armed himself with a pair of scissors and stabbed the suspect several times. He was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say he’ll be charged with burglary, harassment and assault.

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