Police: Dog ate attacker's weapon

Sept. 8, 2008 at 2:20 PM

SANGER, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Police say an intruder who broke into a home east of Fresno, Calif., rubbed spices on one sleeping man's body and hit another with an 8-inch sausage.

Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Ian Burrimond said Antonio Vasquez, 22, allegedly first ransacked the home and stole some money before attacking the men in their rooms with food. Vasquez then allegedly ran from the house and hid in a nearby field, where he was found and arrested by deputies, The Fresno (Calif.) Bee reported Monday.

"It seems the guy ran out of the house wearing only a T-shirt, boxer shorts and socks, leaving behind his wallet with his ID," Burrimond said.

Burrimond said the spices and sausage were taken from the men's kitchen. He said the money was recovered, but the sausage used by the suspect to strike the sleeping man in the head and face was thrown out by Vasquez and eaten by a dog.

"That's right, the dog ate the weapon," Burrimond said. "I tell you, this was one weird case."

Vasquez was arrested on suspicion of residential robbery.

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