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Police: Teen broke into officer's home

Jan. 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM   |   Comments

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a teenager who broke into a home found himself swiftly being detained by the homeowner, a police officer.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of a home invasion Sunday in Orange Park and found Jacksonville Police Officer Garret Osilka restraining the suspect, Jarvis Guthrie, 18, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Wednesday.

Osilka, who said he did not know the teenager, told deputies he and his wife awoke around 3 a.m. Sunday to loud noises outside their home, and he soon heard the suspect force his way through the front door.

Osilka said he restrained Guthrie after a physical struggle and called deputies.

Guthrie was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with intent to commit battery.

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