Police: Coral Springs man tackled by firefighter after taking video camera into couple's patio
'I picked the wrong house,' suspect reportedly said, 'because a UFC [mixed martial arts] fighter lived there and beat me up'
Kenneth Parkerson, 28, allegedly sneaked into a home's screened patio, carrying a video camera. Pembroke Pines firefighter Ireneusz Fajkis, the homeowner, chased Parkerson and tackled him to the ground, police say. (Broward Sheriff's Office, courtesy)
9:24 a.m. EDT, May 14, 2010
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By the time Kenneth Parkerson told a nurse he made a mistake, the evidence was already on his face.
Parkerson, 28, was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly sneaked into the screened patio of a home, carrying a video camera, police said.
The homeowner's wife saw him and yelled for her husband, Pembroke Pines firefighter Ireneusz Fajkis, according to the police report.
Fajkis chased Parkerson onto his front lawn and tackled him to the ground, according to the police report.
Parkerson, of Coral Springs, was taken to Coral Springs Medical Center, where he talked to a nurse treating his wounds.
"I picked the wrong house," he reportedly said, "because a UFC [mixed martial arts] fighter lived there and beat me up."
Parkerson was arrested on one count of burglary, one count of video voyeurism, one count of marijuana possession and one count of tampering with evidence, for allegedly trying to destroy the camera while he was being chased.