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Police: Homeowner stabs man burglarizing home
FARMINGVILLE (WABC) -- A Long Island man is under arrest and facing burglary charges all while nursing a stab wound after an altercation with the homeowner.
Alex Debono had his mugshot taken in a hospital gown because he was injured while leaving the scene of the alleged crime.
Police say a Farmingville homeowner stabbed Debono in the leg while the two struggled in the backyard.
That homeowner had gotten home Monday to see a man leaving the house by a window. He grabbed a knife from his car and confronted the intruder, who was also armed with a knife, at approximately 2:15 p.m.
Police say Debono attempted to flee through the backyard, and a struggle ensued. After he was injured, Debono was able to escape after he climbed over a fence and fled to a nearby Kmart.
Officer Daniel Furey apprehended Debono as he attempted to leave the store. Items stolen from the victim's home, including a watch and an Xbox, were recovered in the store's bathroom.
Dobono is charged with first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.
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