A Florida man has ended up in hospital after being punched in the face while allegedly trying to break into a suburban home.
Mark Katsnelson, 35, has been charged with burglary with assault or battery in relation to the home invasion which took place in Miami over the weekend.
A mug shot of Katsnelson – taken after he was rushed to the emergency room – shows the accused felon with injuries he sustained when the defensive homeowner fought back to thwart the robbery.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by local police, Barry Sands was sleeping in his home around 10 pm on Saturday night when he heard what sounded like an ‘hysterical female banging on the front door of the residence, asking for help’.
When Sands opened the door, he was greeted by a man police now believe was Katsnelson, who pushed his way inside the home.