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This accused burglar probably picked the wrong house

John Alexander Bracken, 28, faces charges of burglary and injury to real and personal property after Carolina Beach, N.C., police found him beaten on the front lawn of a home he allegedly tried to burglarize.
John Alexander Bracken, 28, faces charges of burglary and injury to real and personal property after Carolina Beach, N.C., police found him beaten on the front lawn of a home he allegedly tried to burglarize. Carolina Beach Police Department

An accused burglar came out worse for wear Saturday night after trying to break into a Carolina Beach, N.C., home, police said.

John Alexander Bracken, 28, faces charges of burglary and injury to real and personal property, reports WNCN.

Police responding to a report of a break-in at 9 p.m. Saturday found Bracken lying in the home’s front yard. Bracken had kicked in the front door of the home and a fight broke out when the resident came to investigate, police said. The resident was uninjured, but the same can’t be said for Bracken, going by his police mug shot.

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