MIAMI, Florida (AP) - A naked intruder shot after allegedly throttling a Miami family's dog and trying to bite its owner is refusing to cooperate with authorities.
The homeowner heard the dog barking around 5 a.m. Wednesday and went to investigate. Police say the homeowner saw the naked man, later identified as 20-year-old Jeffrey Delice, trying to choke the animal and rushed to free it. That's when police say the naked man bit the homeowner.
The homeowner told police he feared for his life and shot Delice while other family members called 911.
Delice was hit once but continued to put up a fight as officers arrived. He eventually was arrested and taken to a hospital.
Police say Delice faces multiple charges, including animal cruelty.