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A Valence Street resident found an unwanted intruder came home this weekend to find a stranger asleep on his sofa, and after the man tried to fight him, the homeowner subdued the intruder with a shotgun, New Orleans police said.
The resident, who lives in the 500 block of Valence, returned home around 3 a.m. Saturday, March 12, to find 29-year-old Kyle Anderson asleep on his sofa, according to a NOPD news release. When he woke Anderson up, a fight began and led outside the home, the report states.
“The victim ran back into his residence, armed himself with a shotgun and told the intruder to leave,” the report states. “Anderson then charged the victim and another physical altercation began. The victim was then able to subdue the suspect until Second District officers arrived and arrested Anderson without further incident.”
The case is classified as an aggravated burglary, and the investigation is ongoing, the report states. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.