Police: Man punches window, dives through opening to get shotgun after home invasion.

A Schuylkill County, PA man who was attacked on his…

A Schuylkill County, PA man who was attacked on his porch escaped by punching through a window, diving through the opening, grabbing a shotgun and firing three times into the floor to scare off his attackers early Monday morning, said state police at Frackville.

Brian Mark Furedi Jr., 21, told police Michael Paul Richards and Zachary J. Johnson followed him to his home at 955 Center St. from Andrew’s Bar in the Sheppton section of East Union Township.

When Furedi opened the front door of his enclosed porch, Richards and Johnson “forced their way in attacked him for no reason,” police said. Furedi was punched 10 times or more until he broke free, shattered the window and jumped into his house, where he grabbed the shotgun and fired, according to police.

Furedi was taken to Hazelton General Hospital with a broken shoulder, bloody mouth, head contusions and loose teeth.

Police said Richards was arrested and sent to Schuylkill County Prison under aggravated assault charges. An arrest warrant was issued for Johnson, police said.

Source: Steve Esack for The Morning Call.

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