A Rochester man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being hit on the head with a car jack during a home invasion.
Juan Vasquez, 27, allegedly broke into a trailer home in the 1600 block of Marion Road Southeast at about 2 p.m. Thursday. An adult brother and sister were home at the time, and were able to fight off Vasquez, including hitting him over the head more than once with a car jack, said Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.
Vasquez fled out the door, and managed to get into the running truck of a neighbor. However, he did not put the truck in gear, Moilanen said. When asked, Vasquez told the owner of the truck he needed an ambulance.
Police arrived to find Vasquez bleeding from a head injury. He was arrested and transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Campus, where he was a patient Friday morning. His injuries are non life-threatening, Moilanen said, and he will be taken to the jail upon release from the hospital.
Vasquez is expected to be charged with first-degree burglary, fifth-degree assault and tampering with a motor vehicle, Moilanen said.