Man Punched Teens in the Face Over Snowman: Cops

Friday, Feb 14, 2014  |  Updated 12:04 PM CDT
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Man Punched Teens in the Face Over Snowman: Cops

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Police have arrested a 22-year-old Connecticut man accused of punching two teens in the face because he thought they had knocked over his snowman.

James Knudsen, of Old Mill Road in Norwich, entered a neighbor’s home on Thursday without permission and assaulted at a least two teens inside, police say.

Witnesses told police that Knudsen forced his way into the victim’s home, damaged the door, grabbed a pool stick that was in the house, swung it over his head and tried to confront the teens.

At some point during the incident, Knudsen dropped the pool stick, but punched a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old in the face. The teens suffered minor injuries but did not need medical attention.

Police said they believe Knudsen allegedly attacked the teens because he thought the teens had knocked down a snowman in Knudsen’s yard earlier in the day.

Knudsen was charged with home invasion, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, three counts of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

The prosecutor said Knudsen has a pending drug and DUI case.

He appeared in court and the judge kept bond at $5,000 bond.

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