A Florida man is recovering in the hospital after breaking into a woman's home, soiling himself, and getting shot by the homeowner.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Ocala, Florida home on Sunday after a break in was reported, according to the Ocala Post. Police said they found Victor Alex Etherington naked, covered in his own feces, and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
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The intruder allegedly began knocking on the home's kitchen windows demanding to be let in. When the 54-year-old woman inside refused to let him in, police say he kicked in the front door. At that point the victim ran upstairs to her bedroom, called 911, and grabbed her .22 caliber handgun.
"The suspect then followed her upstairs to the bedroom at which time she locked herself in the bedroom closet. The suspect forced entry into the bedroom, took off his shorts, (which he had defecated in) and forced entry into the closet where the victim was hiding," a police deputy told News13.
"The intruder ended up with no clothes on in her bedroom," Lauren Lettelier of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office told WFTV.
The woman then shot the intruder once in the abdomen.
Police arrived shortly afterward and found the intruder cowering behind the bedroom door and the woman unharmed. The intruder was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, underwent surgery, and is now is stable condition.