CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A man broke into a Carolina Beach home and was promptly beaten up by the homeowner over the weekend.

Carolina Beach police say suspect John Bracken was lying in the front yard when they arrived shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Police believe Bracken, 28, kicked in the front door when the homeowner at the entrance. A fight ensued as the victim didn't know the suspect. The homeowner wasn't injured.

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Bracken was charged with First Degree Burglary, Injury to Real Property and Injury to Personal Property.