Providence man chases burglar out of his home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Andrew Lapomardo said he left a window open Thursday night to let the breeze in — as he watched a friend’s 8-year-old son.

He told Eyewitness News he heard a noise around 3 a.m.

“I saw a flashlight go on and I yelled ‘what the hell are you doing.’ He — I heard someone stumble, go toward the door, and when I heard the deadbolt open I jumped out of bed and chased the guy,” Lapomardo said.

That guy is 21-year-old Isaac Doe. According to Lapomardo, his neighbor ran out of his home with a hockey stick to help him fend off Doe. But he said Doe stood his ground — dropping some of the items he took in the process.

“Then he pulled a knife on me and my neighbor, when were were like ‘what are you doing, get out of here.’ He threatened to kill us both. Picked everything up and ran around the corner,” he said.

Authorities tracked Doe down and arrested him just hours later. Investigators said they found him because he accidentally locked himself out of his car — just one block away from Lapomardo’s home.

Two game consoles were returned to the home, but Lapomardo says he is still missing his wallet and the key to his car.

Doe is charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

Lapomardo said the situation was scary, and he’s just glad that he and the 8-year-old weren’t hurt.

“It was definitely scary, I won’t say otherwise. But at this point I didn’t get stabbed,” he said.

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