OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Earlier in August, a man stumbled home only to discover, painfully, that it was the wrong home. Dallas Judkins said it was just after midnight on August 11 when he and his wife were sitting in their living room, when a complete stranger stumbled through their front door.
“My wife was sitting here. My daughter was asleep right there," Judkins said.
The scared, 25-year-old mechanic said he immediately screamed at the intruder, who was apparently drunk, to get out of his house.
“We heard the door open. We both look at each other, look at him, and I stood up and I said ‘Get the hell out! You're in the wrong house!’ and he said ‘No,’" Judkins said.
Dallas and the 31-year-old suspect from Kansas City, Kan., first fought inside the family's home.
He said when the man insisted he was at his house, and refused to leave, the two men then duked it out, outside on the family's front lawn.
“And he stood up right here, and I just gave him all I had because he was a bigger dude than I am," Judkins said. "I mean, I was still fearful for my life and laid him out right there."
Dallas' wife called 911. Police arrived and arrested the bloody and bruised suspect.
"Thank the Lord that he didn’t have a gun," Judkins said. "It just scared me, I mean I was protecting my family."
Dallas only suffered a few minor scratches on his right hand. The suspect was charged with battery, criminal trespass.