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Combative burglar throws punches at Falls homeowner

NIAGARA FALLS – A Pine Avenue man who returned home Friday afternoon interrupted a combative burglar who three some punches as he fled the scene, Niagara Falls police said.

The victim told police that as he arrived home shortly before 4 p.m. he noticed the burglar fleeing through the rear door. The burglar, he added, threw some punches at him as he passed but none connected. In turn, the victim hurled his motorcycle helmet at the burglar, police said.

Nothing was taken but damage to a door was estimated at $400.