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Man beaten with toilet lid, guitar during home invasion

Man beaten with toilet lid, guitar during home invasion

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jul 24, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man is recovering after he was beaten with a toilet lid and a guitar during a bizarre home invasion over the weekend.

The ordeal began Saturday morning when police received a call that a man was throwing things inside a home in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they found a man later identified as Ronald Hetzel sitting on a curb in front of the house. 

Police said Hertzel was shirtless and screaming. When officers were unable to calm him down, they set up a perimeter to contain the man. At that time, Hetzel jumped a back fence into a neighbors yard, where police say he broke through a window and entered the home.

A male resident inside that home said Hetzel started fighting with him, bashing him in the head with a wood guitar and a toilet lid and trying to strangle him. 

After about 20 minutes, police caught up with Hetzel and took him down with the help of a K9 dog. 

The resident of the home suffered bruises and cuts during the confrontation. He was taken to Sienna Rose Hospital for treatment.

Hetzel now faces several charges including home invasion and attempted murder.