Crime

Home Intruder Gets Beaten With Firewood

| by John Freund

A home intruder received more than he bargained for when he broke into an apartment in North Carolina.  

ABC7 reports that 27-year-old Matthew Lawrence Bergstedt allegedly kicked down the door of an apartment in North Raleigh, North Carolina, only to get beaten by a man inside using a piece of firewood. 

Bergstedt was booked on breaking and entering charges, and pictured with two black eyes and several facial lacerations. 

Police say the incident was not a random act, as Bergstedt was once involved in a relationship with a woman who lives in the apartment he attempted to enter.  

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According to the Epoch Times, Bergstedt was taken to a local jail and booked, then eventually released after posting a $3,000 bond.  

It is unclear at this point if Bergstedt has an attorney. 

Sources: ABC7, Epoch Times / Photo Credit: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification via ABC7

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