A person's home may be their castle, but...


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...there's such a thing as overkill.

Drunken teen stumbles into wrong home
Nov. 30, 2006. 12:25 PM

A Burlington teen who wandered into the wrong home after a Saturday night party will not be charged with break and enter, Halton Regional police said today.

Instead, the 16-year-old was charged under the Provincial Offences Act with drinking under age and turned over to his mother.

Police spokesman Peter Payne say that as a result of a "misadventure," the drunken teen stumbled into the wrong home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The homeowner, Don Shaxon, wanted more serious charges laid and complained to the police and media.

Earlier in the evening, police broke up a house party next door to the Shaxon home.

The youth had stumbled outside. When he went to return to the house, he walked into the wrong home, police say.

The homeowner, Shaxon, was awakened by his dog barking. The 30-year-old followed the dog down the basement stairs and around a corner into the laundry room. There, he discovered the intruder.

"I grabbed him by the throat and started punching him," Shaxon told the Hamilton Spectator. "He dropped to the ground and I just started smashing his head into the concrete. I said, 'If you move, I'm going to end up killing you. I've got two kids here.'"

Shaxon has a wife and two daughters, a 10-year-old and a newborn.

Police arrived and took the youth in and laid the liquor charge that night.

Payne, the police spokesperson, said both the youth and homeowner were interviewed and a team of investigators was assigned to the case.

The Chief of Police Gary Crowell personally reviewed the case as well.

Crowell said that the "laying of more serious criminal charges would not have been appropriate and would have been a misuse of the criminal justice system."

Police say they will not be releasing further details.


If I were the kid, I'd lay charges for assault and battery against the homeowner. A little common sense on the part of the homeowner would have shown the kid was drunk, and, by the way, smashing his head after he was down was a bit much, in my opinion.


I reckon TD..But isnt that typical bash the crap out of some one first ask questions later...bloody scary if you ask me..