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Friday, November 4, 2011

Father and Daughter Beat Down House Prowler with Wooden Ornamental Dog

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM

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You know a police report is really cooking with the goods when there's a reference to “a wooden ornamental dog wood shop project” used as a bludgeon.

This particular blunt object was the self-defense weapon of choice in a tag-team beat down delivered by a father and daughter when they discovered a vandal in their garage and he tried to escape.

The details are coming out of WKYC. This morning at around 1 am in Painesville, a 15-year-old girl heard a noise in the garage. She called in her dad, and together they stumbled upon 21-year-old Brian Snyder breaking the side mirrors off the family cars.

The father and daughter recognized Snyder as a former friend of the family's oldest son. He appeared drunk and when they tried to detain him until the police could show up, he ran for it. Fighting ensured. The “a wooden ornamental dog wood shop project” was wielded by the daughter.

By the time the police were on the scene, Snyder and the father were fighting it out on the front lawn. The suspect was taken to the hospital and was eventually charged with two counts of assault, breaking and entering and vandalism. The report says Snyder and the older brother had had a falling out two years earlier over a woman.

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