Home invasion victim hits suspect with frying pan

Pictured: Nathan Boykin

June 20, 2011 12:04:55 PM PDT
New Castle County Police say a victim in a home invasion was able to hit the suspect several times with a frying pan and others detained him until police arrived.

Police say about 4:50 a.m. Saturday, a man pushed an air conditioner into an apartment and climbed in the window. The man, who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and was wearing a mask, struggled with one of the residents.

Other residents went to their roommate's aid. One struck the suspect several times with a frying pan and was able to get the shotgun away from him. Her roommates held the man until police came.

Twenty-four-year-old Nathan Boykin of Wilmington has been charged with assault, burglary, attempted robbery and other offenses.


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