Man Breaks into Home to Watch TV
PORTLAND, OR - Police in Oregon say a man broke into a home in Portland to watch television.
The Oregonian reported that 32-year-old Jason Leon Bastrom faces charges of criminal trespass after the homeowner called police.
Police say Bastrom let himself in through an unlocked front door early Sunday and sat down on the couch to watch television. They say the homeowner alerted authorities, and then sent over a family member who lived nearby.
Authorities say the family member confronted Bastrom and struck him in the head, knocking him unconscious. Authorities took Bastrom to the hospital to be treated for injuries before booking him into the Multnomah County Jail.
What first comes to my attention is this guy broke into a house on Sunday morning....in the fall....during football season....to watch TV. Me thinks his own TV must have been on the fritz, so he decides to break into a house to catch a little pre-game. Maybe looking for insight before he calls his bookie.
What did he do? Walk from door to door in this neighborhood twisting door knobs until he found one unlocked? He probably has a masters degree. Just sayin'.
My curiosity is piqued by the "nearby family member" who "struck him in the head and knocked him unconscious". "Family Member" either has fists of steel or packs a cast iron skillet and TV addict guy had to be carted off to the local hospital for treatment. Probably pouring out blood like Chuck Wepner. For those too young to remember, Chuck was a fighter known for three things - nearly beating Muhammad Ali, being the basis for the movie "Rocky" and having the nickname Bayonne Bleeder.
Poor homeowner, so frightened they had to call in reinforcements and no doubt pissed because they couldn't watch the game on their TV. What a shame.
Can you imagine starting to walk into your living room to take in NFL on Fox and seeing a stranger already tuned in? I know I would immediately have to say, "What the Hell?"