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Man is badly beaten while trying to break into a home to speak to his ex-girlfriend

By Mason White 1:10 PM December 29, 2016
Matthew Lawrence Bergstedt
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police released a mugshot of a man who had swollen eyes and a cut on his face.

According to police in North Carolina, the man kicked an apartment door in, attempting to get into the apartment, but he was stopped by a 20-year-old male resident.

The resident used a piece of firewood to beat 27-year-old Matthew Lawrence Bergstedt, in order to stop him from entering his home.

The incident occurred at 6:50 p.m. on Monday evening. The Raleigh Police Department said that Bergstedt’s former girlfriend was in the apartment when he tried to enter.

Bergstedt fled the apartment after being beaten with the firewood. He then broke into a vacant apartment nearby.

He was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, and attempted breaking and entering.

Bergstedt was booked into the Wake County jail, and he was released after posting $3,000 bond.