A trespassing incident, in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Durban North, escalated quickly when the intruder reacted violently by inflicting bite wounds on his victim, according to a local security company.
“Blue Security armed-response units reacted swiftly after receiving a callout to a trespassing incident at about 3 am in Durban North and arrived to a blood-spattered scene,” said Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios.
The intruder had initially broken into the small home business establishment operating on the residential premises.
The homeowner and his wife were alerted to suspicious activity on his property when his security beam in the garden activated the house alarm and he went outside to confront the trespasser.
“The incident escalated when the two men got into a wrestling match, with the suspect proceeding to inflict various bite wounds on the homeowner,” Mathios said.
During the ensuing struggle the resident’s wife screamed for help, rousing his adult son who lives in a granny flat on the property.
“The attacker reacted violently, when the son attempted to help his father in subduing the suspect, by trying to bite the son, spitting at him and flicking his blood onto him,” he said.
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When Blue Security armed-response officers arrived at the scene a short while later they were able to restrain the attacker and handcuff him.
Items which had been removed from inside the business, and gathered to steal later, were all recovered on the property.
The suspect was handed over to members of Durban North SAPS and he was placed under arrest said Mathios.