June 12, 2016

Big Pine man stabbed by man burglarizing his house

A Big Pine man was treated for stab wounds to his leg after he interrupted a burglary of his home Friday night.

The 61 year old victim said he went to bed at 9 p.m. Friday at his home on Harbor Lights Road. He said he woke up around 11 p.m. to find a man in his bedroom, near his dresser. He said he jumped on the man’s back and the man fled. Afterward, the victim discovered he’d been stabbed in the leg and on the arm. He told Sgt. Evan Calhoun he found money gone from his wallet. His wallet was on the dresser next to several knives. Later investigations indicate the victim may have been stabbed with his own knife.

The victim initially refused medical treatment, but was later taken to Fishermen’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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