PORTLAND -- A suspect trying to escape police picked the wrong house for a safe hideaway.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday , Portland Police scuffled with a man while trying to take him into custody on an arrest warrant. He was hit with a Tazer but still got away.
The man ran down the street and into a home at 163rd and SE Salmon.
"I jumped and said 'who the hell are you and what are you doing here," said homeowner Ed Hoover, who asked him to leave.
"He was here, shouldn't have been in my house, on this side of the fence," said Hoover. "If you come in uninvited, you'll have to leave."
The two started to wrestle and Hoover grabbed a bat.
"Thought it would help him move faster," said Hoover. "That didn't help him move any faster, and I whacked him upside the head with it."
By then police arrived and took the man, Larontae Robinson, into custody.
"It's more excitement than this old man wants," said Hoover. "I need to go in and clean up the mess and mop the floor and sit down and take it easy."