Knives Save Lives

Homeowner stabs burglar

Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:27 AM MST

<em >Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:27 AM ESTUpdated: Aug 14, 2012 6:32 AM MST

<em >Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:32 AM EST</em>

By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer –

Alex Debono faces burglary and weapons charges.Alex Debono faces burglary and weapons  charges.

MYFOXNY.COM -A Long Island burglar got more than he bargained for when  the home owner came home and stabbed him.

It happened Monday afternoon in Farmingville.

Suffolk County police say the homeowner was pulling into  his driveway at about 2:15 p.m. when he saw a man leaving his home through a  rear window.

He grabbed a knife from his car and confronted the  intruder, who was also armed with a knife.

Police identified the burglar as Alex Debono, 20, of  Miller Place.  They say he attempted to run through the backyard and a  struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the homeowner stabbed Debono in the  leg.  Debono was able to escape after he climbed over a fence.  Police  say he ran to a nearby Kmart on North Ocean Ave.

Debono was arrested as he tried to leave the store.   Items stolen from the victim’s home, including a watch and an Xbox, were found  in the store’s bathroom.

Debono was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center  where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

He was facing burglary and weapons charges and was  scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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