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Posted: 9/2/2008 12:34:34 PM EDT





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Burglars beat down in paraplegic's home

Originally posted by ABC7 News on: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Last updated on: 9/2/2008 3:20:08 PM
 
CHARLOTTE COUNTY: Two men were beat up and then arrested after Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies say they tried to rob a paraplegic man inside his home.

Deputies say what the suspects didn’t know is that homeowner Charles Mathieu, 30, had friend 31-year-old Randy John, staying over that night. John confronted the robbers and beat both of them badly enough that they had to be sent to the hospital.

According to a release by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, John was asleep while Mathieu was out of his wheelchair sitting on his couch playing video games.

The victims told deputies that the sliding glass door was smashed and two men entered the house. They told deputies that one of the suspects had a gun later, which was later found to be a BB pistol.

Mathieu says that gunman pushed him down on the couch and stuck the gun barrel in his face and told him not to move or make a noise. Then, they started ransacking the home.

It was then that Randy John came out of a bedroom, saw the suspects, and started beating them.

When deputies arrived, they found the home in total disarray broken glass, furniture and blood all over the walls, floor, and even outside the home.

The two suspects were taken by EMS to Peace River Regional Medical Center and were identified as Michael Christian Moritz, 20, of 27337 Neaptide Drive in Deep Creek, and 15-year-old Rick J. Benedict of 27174 Sunnybrook Road in Harbour Heights.

Both of the suspects were treated for multiple cuts and bruises and then released to Charlotte County detectives.

Deputies say Benedict admitted that he and Moritz went to the house to steal marijuana and cash after they had heard Mathieu kept cash in his couch and would be an easy hit.

Moritz said he smashed the door in with a porcelain toilet tank top he brought from his home, and Benedict displayed the BB gun after getting inside the home.

Moritz said they were startled that someone else was in the house when this man came out of nowhere and punched him putting him in a daze.

During the fight, Moritz told deputies he lost his shoes, hat and handkerchief used as a mask which fell off in the kitchen.

Mathieu received minor injuries from the flying glass when the pair broke into the home, but he refused treatment.

Moritz and Benedict were both charged with Home Invasion Robbery and are being held on no bond.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 12:37:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:



208.83.252.75/Articles/articlefiles/21358-080902_MUG_Benedict.jpg

208.83.252.75/Articles/articlefiles/21358-080902_MUG_Benedict.jpg

Burglars beat down in paraplegic's home

Originally posted by ABC7 News on: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Last updated on: 9/2/2008 3:20:08 PM
 
CHARLOTTE COUNTY: Two men were beat up and then arrested after Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies say they tried to rob a paraplegic man inside his home.

Deputies say what the suspects didn’t know is that homeowner Charles Mathieu, 30, had friend 31-year-old Randy John, staying over that night. John confronted the robbers and beat both of them badly enough that they had to be sent to the hospital.

According to a release by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, John was asleep while Mathieu was out of his wheelchair sitting on his couch playing video games.

The victims told deputies that the sliding glass door was smashed and two men entered the house. They told deputies that one of the suspects had a gun later, which was later found to be a BB pistol.

Mathieu says that gunman pushed him down on the couch and stuck the gun barrel in his face and told him not to move or make a noise. Then, they started ransacking the home.

It was then that Randy John came out of a bedroom, saw the suspects, and started beating them.

When deputies arrived, they found the home in total disarray broken glass, furniture and blood all over the walls, floor, and even outside the home.

The two suspects were taken by EMS to Peace River Regional Medical Center and were identified as Michael Christian Moritz, 20, of 27337 Neaptide Drive in Deep Creek, and 15-year-old Rick J. Benedict of 27174 Sunnybrook Road in Harbour Heights.

Both of the suspects were treated for multiple cuts and bruises and then released to Charlotte County detectives.

Deputies say Benedict admitted that he and Moritz went to the house to steal marijuana and cash after they had heard Mathieu kept cash in his couch and would be an easy hit.

Moritz said he smashed the door in with a porcelain toilet tank top he brought from his home, and Benedict displayed the BB gun after getting inside the home.

Moritz said they were startled that someone else was in the house when this man came out of nowhere and punched him putting him in a daze.

During the fight, Moritz told deputies he lost his shoes, hat and handkerchief used as a mask which fell off in the kitchen.

Mathieu received minor injuries from the flying glass when the pair broke into the home, but he refused treatment.

Moritz and Benedict were both charged with Home Invasion Robbery and are being held on no bond.
he got knocked the fuck out
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 12:52:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 1:20:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 1:28:05 PM EDT
"Flawless victory".
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 1:48:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2008 1:57:16 PM EDT by Jon-Anvil_Arms]
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 1:57:09 PM EDT
WIN!!!!


Link Posted: 9/2/2008 1:58:44 PM EDT
OMGDMFG, ROTGDMFF, LMGDMFAO!!
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 2:29:11 PM EDT
LOL
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 2:37:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2008 6:10:47 PM EDT by RyanHK21Owner]
Dam,

Us taxpayers will foot the bill on this one...

Randy John should've beaten them both to death...  

Link Posted: 9/2/2008 3:02:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 3:14:03 PM EDT
this needs to happen more often , then maybe people will think before doing stupid stuff .
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 3:16:47 PM EDT
Looks like an ass whoopin that will not be forgotten soon. Will Somebody down there buy that guy a beer?  
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 3:32:43 PM EDT
heh..heh..heh .
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 4:18:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 4:29:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
They got off lucky. There wouldnt have been enough time for me to tell they only had a BB gun.


No kidding.

They're lucky they only got an ass kicking and not a mag full-o-lead.

Wouldn't have bothered me a bit to read of them both being KIA'd.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 5:48:29 PM EDT
whats even better is they put their addresses is there. So who ever lives close can go by, honk the horn and when the kid comes out start laughing their asses off.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 7:38:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2008 7:40:25 PM EDT by renkin2688]

Originally Posted By JoeyA:
whats even better is they put their addresses is there. So who ever lives close can go by, honk the horn and when the kid comes out start laughing their asses off.


Jees, by Mapquest, these addresses were 2.65 and 4.2 miles from my house there in Deep Creek.  Anything down close to Harbour Heights is a pretty, not-quite slummy area, but definitely some low-class types down there.  Not surprising.  Wonder why they show the Mug of the 15 year old, but not the 20 year old?



Originally Posted By snail50:
OMGDMFG, ROTGDMFF, LMGDMFAO!!


Damn, Ben!!!  Take it easy.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 3:30:19 AM EDT


That'll learn 'em.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 4:07:55 AM EDT
Make that picture a billboard.
If that mug shot isn't a crime deterrent I don't know what is.

The guy that threw him that beating should be voted Man of the Year.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 4:09:00 AM EDT
SMACK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 4:55:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 7:34:15 AM EDT
I guess this is one instance where stupid ended up hurting.  It dosen't really amaze me that this happened.  The only amazing thing is that someone finally had the balls to deal with them.  HERE HERE to Randy. Good job and way to be there for a friend.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 10:21:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 11:29:58 AM EDT
as Robert Burns said so well:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men
Gang aft agley"

great story!
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 3:14:10 PM EDT
 This story makes me smile. I hope they both get charged with a gun crime.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 9:04:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brothermike:
 This story makes me smile. I hope they both get charged with a gun crime.


Oh they will... they will.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 3:41:56 PM EDT
 = FAIL
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