Cops: Teen grabs samurai sword, defends home from break-in

David Lyon

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — Police say a teenager used a samurai sword to slash a man who was trying to break into his Danielson home.

Angel Maldonado tells The Bulletin he grabbed a sword after hearing someone trying to pick a lock at his North Main Street home Tuesday morning. The 19-year-old Quinebaug Valley Community College student says someone had broken into the home a couple weeks ago and stolen a PlayStation.

Maldonado says he opened the door and slashed the man after he tied to force his way into the home. Maldonado and his three dogs then chased the suspect off the porch before flagging down a passing car.

Police say the burglar, identified later 30-year-old David Lyon, who is homeless, was treated for a laceration to his arm at a hospital and released. He was found a short distance from the victim’s house by police.

Lyon was charged with burglary, larceny and breach of peace. He was held on$25,000 bond.

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Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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