Man Passed Out On Couch Attacked By Homeowner
Tuolumne, CA – A Tuolumne man attempting to wake an intoxicated guest learned a baseball bat was not the best choice as it landed him in handcuffs.
It was actually the resident, 66-year-old Brian Montgomery, who recently called the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office to report an intoxicated man on his couch who would not wake up. He then abruptly tried to hang up, telling dispatchers that the man was starting to wake up and they were no longer needed.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Ashley Boujikian added, “During the call, Montgomery also told deputies that he had gotten the man off the couch and the man had been struck with a baseball bat, causing injury to the man’s head,” according to sheriff’s spokesperson Ashley Boujikian. It is unclear how the men knew each other.
For that reason, deputies were sent to the residence in the 18500 block of Maple Avenue, off Apple Colony Road, in Tuolumne, to check out the situation. They found the unidentified victim on the porch of the residence with a head injury. From there, he was taken via ambulance to a local hospital to be checked out.
“Deputies were able to determine Montgomery had struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat when trying to get him to move off the couch,” Boujikian explained.
Montgomery was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury. He was placed on $50,000 bail.