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.
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.