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Central Las Vegas homeowner says he stabbed intruder to protect himself

Posted at 6:42 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 22:56:44-05

A homeowner stabbed an intruder when they break into his home Sunday night. 

Police said it happened just before 8 p.m. at a home near Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard.

13 Action News spoke to the homeowner, Arvi Remmelg, who said he heard someone breaking in while laying in bed Sunday night. 

"If I call 911 then they would maybe attack me if they heard [me] talking," recalls Remmelg. 

The intruder broke into the home through a window in the front room. Remmelg said what they did next he never expected. It smelled like someone was cooking.

There were cooked sausages left behind by the suspect. Once they were done eating, Remmelg said he could hear someone coming to his bedroom door and that's when he reached for his pocket knife. 

"I was holding it in my left hand and then I just stabbed them somewhere in the chest," Remmelg said. 

Police were sent out to the home and K9 searched for the intruder but were not able to find them. 

Remmelg said he believes it might have been a homeless man who frequents the neighborhood. Now, other neighbors are worried for their safety. 

"I'm single and I live alone and yeah it's unnerving," said neighbor Becca Hollis. 

Police want to remind people if you think someone is breaking into your home contact 911 first.