Would-be burglar in Florida beaten with his own bat, flees bleeding heavily
Bat’s how we do it!
A Florida woman beat a would-be burglar with his own weapon during a botched break-in.
Noah Dassat, 33, beat down the door of a North Port home Thursday, according to a police press release.
The California man allegedly went after the family of five — which included three children, ages 2, 9 and 10 — with a black wooden baseball bat.
After a brief struggle, father Jason Petty caught Dassat in a bear hug, while his wife Allison Young nabbed the burglar’s bat — and beat him with it.
Bleeding heavily and sporting “significant head injuries,” Dassat fled on foot, leaving behind his bat and a hat, according to a police report obtained by the Daily News.
The hatless cat burglar was later apprehended after giving a fake name at a Port Charlotte hospital.
The night before the break-in, Dassat apparently cased the joint, knocking on the door and asking for “Josh,” police said.
After the badly-executed burglary, police found a blood-spatterred vehicle with a Texas plate, which they later identified as the car Dassat was driving.
Now, he’s facing charges including armed burglary, battery and criminal mischief — a total of four felonies and one misdemeanor.
Dassat — who is a carpenter from Santa Cruz, according to sheriff’s office records — is being held in the Charlotte County Jail with no bond.
“We would never recommend violence, but you certainly have the right to protect yourself, so do what you have to do, I guess,” North Port Police spokesman Joshua Taylor said.
The family’s neighbors were proud of their bat-wielding neighbors.
“Kudos to them!” said neighbor Sherri Mitchell.
“That’s how we roll around here,” said Jim Joyce, another neighbor.