Intoxicated Ohio Cop Kicks in Wrong Door Gets Tackled by Homeowner & Arrested
An off-duty Dayton, Ohio police officer was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of burglary after kicking in a door to enter a home he mistakenly and drunkenly thought was his.
Officer Torrence Laprath, 33, of the Dayton Police Department was arrested early Sunday morning after breaking in a home and fighting with the homeowner.
Laprath was drunk when he kicked in the door of a home he thought was his on Strathaven Drive at 3 a.m. Dayton Daily News reports. Once in the home Laprath tried to tackle the homeowner, but the homeowner got away and sat on top of Laprath until police arrived.
Police then arrested Laprath for suspicion of burglary.
The Dayton Police Department released a statement on the incident involving Laprath.
> “We are aware of the incident. Besides the criminal investigation, there will be an administrative investigation conducted by the professional standards bureau.”
The department declined to release any further details at this time.