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Pacifica Man Interrupts Home Invasion, Detains Suspect Until Police Show Up

A Peninsula man stymied a home invasion early Saturday and restrained the suspect until police officers were able to arrest him.

Pacifica police responded to a home on Arleen Way around 4:48 a.m. on reports of an ongoing home invasion involving a man with a firearm, police said.

The suspect, who has since been identified as Trevor Jodsaas, a 29-year-old transient, is accused of entering a residence by kicking down its front door. The homeowner confronted Jodsaas and the two struggled before the suspect was forcibly removed from the house and onto the front porch, according to police.

The homeowner, iBryan Mayo, suffered non-life threatening injuries during the scuffle and successfully detained Jodsaas until Pacifica police officers arrived on the scene and took him into custody, police said. The victim was treated at an area hospital.

He told NBC Bay Area about the nerve-wrecking ordeal. 

"Someone started slamming on the door. I told them 'hey, you gotta go home or I am going to call the cops," he said. "He began to knee kick the door to where he busted through two dead bolt locks." 

He says the Jodsaas didn't say anything and had an odd smile on his face as he busted in.

"I was able to forcefully remove him from the house to where he was able to kick me in the face, breaking my nose," Mayo said. "I was able to wrestle him to the ground and subdue him 'till the cops got there." 

Jodsaas too was hurt and has been booked into the San Mateo County Jail on charges, including burglary, battery with serious injury, vandalism, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Police have said that he is a local transient. 

Investigators later discovered that Jodsaas was not carrying a gun.

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