Intruder gets unwelcomed sendoff to hospital

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A home intruder gets an unwelcomed send off to the hospital. Lake Charles Police say the home at 1118 McNabb Street is under renovations, but the homeowner felt someone had been snooping around when he wasn't there.

Sunday morning around 2:30 the homeowner came to check on things and discovered 20-year-old Joseph K. Alexander inside. According to Lake Charles Police Sgt. Mark Kraus, Alexander armed himself with a bat, which the homeowner was able to get from him. Kraus says the homeowner beat Alexander with the bat. Alexander was taken to a local hospital and at last check listed in serious condition.

At this time no charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

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