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Spokane homeowner busts burglar trying to break into his house with hammer, crowbar

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police arrested a man Tuesday after he attempted to break into a house and the homeowner caught him

Police say around 4 p.m. they responded to the area of 2600 N Atlantic after several people called to report two men fighting in the front yard of a house and one of them had dropped a hammer. Police arrived minutes later and saw the homeowner on top of a man, holding him down.

The man being held down was identified as 58-year-old Todd J. Wixon. Wixon was taken into custody by police. 

The homeowner said his dog was barking outside. When he looked out to check, he spotted Wixon at the back door with a crowbar and hammer trying to break in. The homeowner chased Wixon into the front yard and tried to catch him. Wixon swung the bar at the homeowner's head several time before the homeowner was able to take him down.

Wixon was booked into jail for first degree burglary and second degree assault, and possession of burglar tools.

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