MANATEE — Residents of a home in the 4100 block of 62nd Street West became alarmed when they heard noises in their home, and ran outside to call 911 about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 11, when they saw a foot break through the ceiling.
Deputies responded to the house and arrived in time to see a man drop from the ceiling into the house.
The man ran from the deputies, picked up a hammer and held a knife to his throat, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
When the intruder refused to drop the knife, deputies used their Taser on him. Deputies were then able to handcuff the man.
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Christopher Arent, 24, was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, obstruction without violence and criminal mischief.
Four holes were made in the ceiling with an estimated damage amount of $2,000.