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Burglar breaks his head during home invasion after slipping on pumpkin

By Mason White 5:16 PM February 5, 2017
Pumpkins outside home (illustration)
By: Mason White

A burglar was rushed to a hospital and is in critical condition after breaking his head during a home invasion, according to police in Nebraska.

Omaha police said that they were called to a home on Wednesday around 5:00 p.m., after the owner found the intruder in his house.

35-year-old Matthew Hill called police to say that he found 27-year-old Anthony Mitchell in his daughter’s room. Mitchell was sitting in the corner of the room and was wrapped in a blanket.

When Hill asked Mitchell what he was doing in his house, he said it is his home now. Hill told Mitchell to leave, and he complied.

On the way out the front door, Mitchell slipped on a pumpkin and cracked open his head. When police arrived at the scene, they found Mitchell sitting on the ground in front of the home.

Mitchell was taken to the hospital, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. Mitchell is being treated for a cracked skull and a brain bleed.