Man enters neighbor's house thinking it's his

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By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man was hurt when his neighbor broke into his house and attacked him early Wednesday morning.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Burke Duncan Road resident said he was awakened by someone knocking on his back door.

As he got up to answer the door, he heard the pounding getting louder, as if someone were trying to kick the door in.

The report said the man’s neighbor, Johnny Stacks, 37, of Lorraine Lane, kicked in the door and began beating his neighbor “about the head and body while asking him, ‘What are you doing here?’ and ‘Who are you?’”

Maj. David Belk said Stacks was apparently drunk and thought he was at his own home, and that the neighbor was an intruder.

When the neighbor explained to Stacks what had happened and that he called law enforcement, Stacks ran to the trailer next door on Lorraine Lane, the report said.

Stacks walked back over to the neighbor’s and apologized, the report said.

Stacks smelled of alcohol and had a cut to his knee and elbow, the report said. He was charged with first-degree burglary.

Damage to the door frame was estimated at $600, the report said.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151