Homeowner attacks alleged intruder with trash can, frying pan

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An Arkansas man got a rude awakening after allegedly breaking into the wrong house.

On Thursday night, Glenn Tew heard a strange noise in his den. When he went to see what it was, he was confronted by 21-year-old Sheldon Dix, who allegedly broke in through a glass door.

“I hollered at him, and he proceeded to come charging at me, trying to knock me out. We kind of locked horns and fought on the floor,” Tew told WTVD.

Tew’s wife tossed a frying pan to her husband and hit the intruder with a metal trash can.

“Once I got the frying pan, I proceeded to give him a good dose of that,” he said.

Just minutes before the break-in, police say Dix attacked a mother waiting in her car at a church parking lot. At that point, another man tried to intervene and officers say Dix attacked that man.

“The fact that he would come in and invade our own home and just do the kind of damage he had done, no one should have to put up with that kind of mess,” Tew said.

Investigators say Dix is facing several charges.