Chainsaw intruder hit wrong home

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A man in the rural town of Ås, south of Oslo, was rudely awakened during the night by the sound of someone hacking through his front door with a chainsaw. As it turned out, the intruder meant to buzz his way into the home of another person he intended to threaten.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that police quickly apprehended the chainsaw intruder, a man in his 30s, as he fled the house after realizing his error.

His arrest occurred after quite a bit of late-night drama. The resident of the house under the chainsaw attack was so scared that he jumped out of a second-floor window, reported NRK. He’d remembered to take his mobile phone with him, though, and called police from a hiding place in the surrounding forest.

When police arrived, they caught the intruder on his way out of the house. He confessed that he’d meant to threaten someone with whom he had a conflict. Instead, he sawed his way into the wrong address.

The intruder, who lives in Ås, was being held in custody at the police station in Ski on Monday. In addition to being caught on the scene, he identified the person who was his intended target.

The owner of the house that now needs a new front door was physically uninjured, but badly shaken, according to police.

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