A naked Florida man burst into a home and attacked a man with a rake before the victim chased him down and retaliated with a hammer, police said.
Maurice Castaneda, 36, allegedly entered a home in New Port Richey through an unlocked door, according to an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com. Castaneda had nothing on except his neck tattoo of Texas.
He "bowed up" to a man who was inside the home and yelled at him, the report said. Bill Colwell and his wife Crystal were home when Castaneda allegedly entered and were surprised.
“Looked up and here's a naked guy in my house and I instantly start screaming 'get out of my house' and he didn't get out,” Bill Colwell later told WFLA in Tampa.
Colwell was able to “physically remove” the naked intruder from his home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department.
But Castaneda wasn’t ready to give up. After being thrown out the home’s side door, he picked up a yard rake nearby and began attacking Colwell. He hit Colwell so hard that it broke the rake. Police later found the garden tool broken into several small pieces. Colwell suffered minor puncture wounds in his back and shoulder area as a result.
But the injury didn’t stop him from getting even. Colwell picked up a hammer and chased Castaneda down his driveway before striking him three times. Police noted in their report that the hammer hits were made in self-defense.
Castaneda ran off, but not before retrieving a pair of boxers that he apparently left in a nearby swamp, according to WFLA.
Colwell called police, who tracked down Castaneda using a K-9 unit and by descriptions of his tattoos given by the victims. The Colwells told police that they didn't know the man. Bodycam footage of the victim describing the situation to police can be watched above.
“The cop told us yesterday, the best thing we should do is get a gun now,” Crystal Colwell told WFLA.
After being booked on burglary and aggravated assault charges, Castaneda is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to the Bradenton Herald. Police told Oxygen.com that Castaneda also goes by the last name Castanedo.
[Photo: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]
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