Burglar Suffered Beating, Police Said

A burglar got a lot more than he bargained for after he broke into a Richmond apartment.
Police said once inside the Turpin Drive apartment, Clayton Hampton got into a fight with the couple who lived there.
In an exclusive interview with 27 NEWSFIRST the residents of that apartment, Elmer Blanton and Violet Young, said they tried to chase Hampton off when he tried to break in. When he wouldn't stop, the two said they came after him with a machete and a flower pot. They said they believe Hampton was very drunk at the time. When police arrived they arrested the beaten up man. Hampton is charged with alcohol intoxication and second degree burglary.
Police said Blanton and Young will not face any charges.


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  • by Raymond Location: Richmond on Apr 22, 2007 at 05:25 PM
    Heh! He's my brother. I think they should've beat him a lot more. God knows I would have. I hate him. This is not a joke he really is my brother. Good job Elmer and Violet.
  • by JC Location: Madison County on Apr 16, 2007 at 10:12 AM
    You Go Elmer and Violet! Rock On!!!
  • by Kelly Location: Somerset on Apr 16, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    BOTTOM LINE STAY OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES HOUSES!!! SHOULDVE KILLED HIM!!
  • by Brandi Location: Stanton on Apr 16, 2007 at 08:52 AM
    Good job!! I wish there were more cases like this one!
  • by RLexingtonay Location: Lexington on Apr 16, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    Way to go, Hope many more do the same to home invaders
  • by Rob Location: Shelbyville on Apr 16, 2007 at 06:05 AM
    Like the previous comment, the burglar should have lost his life, because now along with a good lawyer, he will be awarded a large amount of money by a sympathetic jury because he was "intoxicated" and did not know what he was doing.
  • by Jack Location: Pike County on Apr 16, 2007 at 05:54 AM
    Chalk one up for the decent folks.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Apr 16, 2007 at 05:19 AM
    Good job, good message, need more like this.
  • by Bobby Location: Hazard on Apr 16, 2007 at 04:50 AM
    Here Here They are heros. If more people did this the world would be safer. Let the crooks know we are not afraid!
  • by Jan Location: London on Apr 16, 2007 at 03:35 AM
    They should have killed him!
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