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Shot intruder released from hospital, booked in Pasco jail

PORT RICHEY — Anthony Capuano was shot while, deputies say, he tried to break into a house Wednesday. Two days later, he was released from the hospital and into custody.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Capuano, 38, donned a mask and knocked on the door at 6912 Alta Vista Lane about 11 p.m. Wednesday. He was armed with a handgun. When Heidi Christophell, 22, wouldn't let him in, authorities say, he broke a window and began to crawl inside.

Christophell retrieved a gun belonging to her boyfriend, Steven Joseph Brown, from a bedroom and came back firing, authorities said. Capuano, a known member of the Latin Kings gang, fled in a white Chevy Impala and drove about 150 feet before crashing into a nearby house.

Capuano was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in critical condition with two bullet holes in his side. He was released into custody on Friday.

Capuano, of 7215 San Miguel Drive, faces a charge of armed burglary. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Monday in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Shot intruder released from hospital, booked in Pasco jail 05/19/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2014 2:51pm]
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