A bloodied and apparently intoxicated Maryland man allegedly broke into a West York home Thursday night and urged responding police patrolmen to fight and shoot him.
David Curtis Anuszewski, 30, of 7000 bock of Chestnut Brook Road in Baltimore is accused of breaking into a home in the 1100 block of West Poplar Street just before 9:30 p.m., according to borough police.
Anuszewski, who told patrolmen that he had ingested heroin that day and allegedly had prescription drugs on him, tried to fight with patrolmen and told them to shoot him. Police arrested him after police used a stun gun to subdue him, police said.
Anuszewski is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Bail was set at $25,000 when he was arraigned, police said.
Break in: Anuszewski cut his face when he broke through a rear door, breaking a window in the process, of the home, police said.
A female resident who was home at the time was able to get out and called police.
Patrolmen, who arrived on the scene about two minutes after being dispatched, confronted Anuszewski in the home. But he "adopted a fighting stance and refused repeated commands to surrender," police said.
At one point, he challenged officers to shoot him, police said.
Patrolmen obliged Anuszewski's wishes, using a stun gun to subdue him long enough to place him in handcuffs.
However, he continued to be combative and yelled and screamed as patrolmen escorted him to a waiting police car, police said.
Chivalrous: When questioned by police on why he broke into the home, Anuszewski told patrolmen that he went to the home be defend a person from a domestic attack, police said.
The only problem is that the name of the person whom Anuszewski said he was there to protect does not live in the home he broke into, police said.
Patrolmen noticed a white powdery substance around Anuszewski's nose, which he said was heroin that he inhaled that day, police said.
Police also recovered unmarked prescription pills from Anuszewski. The pills were sent to lab for testing and Anuszewski is facing additional charges pending the results, police said.
He was taken to Central Booking, where he was arraigned on charges stemming from the break-in.
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