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Burglar sets fire to Pasco home after confronted, deputies say

ZEPHYRHILLS — A man caught burglarizing a Pasco County home barricaded himself in a bedroom and set it afire rather than surrender, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

Just before midnight on Friday, deputies responded to a "burglary in progress" call at 5102 Court St., Zephyrhills. The person who lived in the home fled to a neighbor's house before deputies arrived.

Deputies said they saw Edward Glenn, 28, inside the residence. As deputies entered, Glenn barricaded himself in a bedroom and then set it on fire, deputies said.

Deputies managed to get into the room. But Glenn resisted arrest and was shot with a Taser, deputies said. The suspect continued to fight after being handcuffed, kicking and trying to bite deputies, the Sheriff's Office said.

Glenn was taken to a hospital and was sedated, deputies said.

The Sheriff's Office did not say how badly the fire damaged the home. Glenn's hometown also was not released.

Burglar sets fire to Pasco home after confronted, deputies say 11/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:56pm]

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