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Madison man struggles to keep intruder out

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A 48-year-old Madison man struggled to keep an intruder out of his W. Main Street home Sunday night.  Meanwhile, his wife called 911 and their two children feared for safety.

It all started shortly after 9:00 p.m. when the wife told her husband someone was knocking at the door, attempting to get in.  The man said the person outside seemed confused and appeared to have been drinking.  He opened the door to help, but the man "bum-rushed" him.  A pushing match began and the man tried to get the unwanted person out.  The victim stated the young man, 23-year-old Quintin Olmstead, threatened him, threw punches and yelled: "I'm gonna take my house back."

The victim was able to get Olmstead into a common hallway.  Olmstead had apparently mistaken the family's apartment for his own.  During the commotion, neighbors began checking and one told Olmstead to try his key in the apartment so he could understand his error.  As he tried to work his key, police arrived.  Olmstead then struggled with authorities before being taken to jail.

Olmstead was arrested for criminal trespass, battery, resisting/obstructing, and disorderly conduct-5 counts.

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