Deputies: Man walks into wrong home, tells everyone to leave

Ryan Austin White charged with burglary, battery

Published  7:29 AM HST Jan 03, 2013
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. -

Authorities said a 19-year-old man walked through the back door of a Silver Springs home at 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve and demanded that everyone leave his house.

But Ryan Austin White was in the wrong house, deputies said.

Witnesses told police that White was yelling, "Get out of my house!" and would not listen when guests at the house told him to leave.

"I looked up and I knew immediately there was going to be trouble, because I don't know who he is," said homeowner Vernon McIntyre. "(He) started cussing and telling me his name that he lived here and I should get out."

One man tried to escort White out of the residence and White punched him in the face, according to a police report.

"He swung, it just came out of nowhere and he caught my brother-in-law right in the jaw," said McIntyre.

Deputies who arrived on scene found several men restraining White and said White charged at them as they searched him.

"As we're holding him down, he's growling and making weird noises, and I was afraid I was holding him too tight," said McIntyre.

He released his grip a little and that is when White tried to bite McIntyre.

"His head swung around and he looked like an alligator and he went right for my arm," said McIntyre.

Deputies said he smelled like alcohol and was uncooperative and belligerent.

White lives several blocks away in the same neighborhood, according to officials.

He was taken to the hospital after he threw up on himself in the back of the patrol car, deputies said.

White was booked in the Marion County Jail on charges of residential burglary, simple battery and resisting arrest without violence.

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