Police: Homeowner wrestles intruder, beats him with his own bat

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Mug shot of Noah Dassat courtesy of NPPD

NORTH PORT, FL – A pair of homeowners turned the tables on a burglary suspect who allegedly attacked them and their children.

Noah Dassat, 33, of Santa Cruz, was arrested on four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge for armed burglary, battery, and criminal mischief.

According to North Port Police, Dassat broke into a home on June 23 and he attacked the occupants, which included three children, with a bat.

The homeowner was able to wrestle him and put him in a “bear hug” while the homeowner’s wife grabbed the bat from Dassat and beat him with his own weapon.

Dassat managed to get away, and he fled the house on foot. He left his bat and his hat behind, and he had significant injuries to his head.

During the investigation, NPPD received a call from Port Charlotte Hospital in regards to a man with head injuries matching Dassat’s description.

Detectives determined that the man at the hospital was the same man involved in the home invasion, and they arrested him.

He is currently being held in the Charlotte County jail with no bond.


4 Fast Facts

  • A man entered a home and beat a family with a bat.
  • The homeowners were able to wrestle the man and beat him with his own bat.
  • The man escaped but he had bad head injuries.
  • He went to a hospital where police later arrested him.

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