MILTON, Ga. -- New residents of a Milton home were shaken up after a strange encounter with an intruder, Milton police said.
A couple with children moved into in their home on Nettlebrooke Lane a week before they were confronted by a strange man in their home earlier this month, according to a Milton police report. Sanford Baker, 51, is facing aggravated assault, criminal damage and burglary charges in the incident.
Homeowner Joseph Preuth told officers he was awakened by a loud commotion, and he discovered a shirtless man, armed with a metal shelf bracket, demanding his daughter. Police said Baker had driven his car into the front of the home and threw bricks into windows to break in.
According to the report, Baker said he had been told that his 13-year-old daughter was being held at the home and kept probing after Preuth told him she wasn’t. Preuth’s mother, wife and her brother surrounded Baker and called police, the report said.
Officers arrived and questioned Baker, who was apparently disoriented. The report said he was unable to accurately answer questions about the day of the week, the U.S. president and how he had arrived at the home. Baker was hospitalized for evaluation.
Officers spoke to Baker’s wife, Regina, who said he “lost it this morning,” according to the report. She said their daughter was safe at home and blamed pain medication from a recent surgery as a possible explanation for his behavior, the report said.