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A naked burglar was shot by a Miami homeowner Wednesday morning after he allegedly attempted to choke a pet dog and bite the residents.
Miami police report that the homeowner at a duplex at Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th street woke up to the sound of dogs barking at 5 a.m.
He then found a naked man choking his pet, according to the arrest report. The nude intruder reportedly turned on the owner, jumping on him while choking and trying to bite him.
Fearing for life, the homeowner shot the suspect once in the leg, according to police. After his gun jammed, the victim held down the suspect until police arrived.
The subject, who police say refused to provide his identity, was transported to Jackson's Ryder Trauma Center and treated for a gunshot wound.
Miami Police spokesman Napier Velazquez says the suspect was behaving as if under the influence of drugs.
The suspect, who CBS Miami identifies as 20-year old Jeffrey Delice, is charged with burglary with an assault; resisting arrest with violence; lewd and lascivious behavior; and animal cruelty.
This is a developing story.
On New Year's Eve, another naked man was arrested after behaving erratically. The Keys man allegedly punched a random woman in her car, before lying down in the middle of the road and trying to kick a police officer in the knee cap.