Joey Thompson: Robbery Suspect Beaten When Home Invasion Goes Wrong

One guy recently suffered grave consequences for attempting to break into someone’s home. According to Orlando Sentinel, Joey Louis Thompson had burglarized a number of homes in Pompano Beach, FL, including the residence of a 77-year-old woman. He reportedly battered the elderly victim and managed to escape with a meager $5.00.

However, he had a different encounter when he invaded the home of one Florida couple. Some would consider what happened a dose of karma for what he did to the defenseless older woman. The couple’s defensive tactics Thompson looking more like the victim instead of a hardened criminal by the time he was arrested.

The wife, who asked to only be identified as Amber, recently shared details about Thompson’s botched home invasion with local news station WSVN. Apparently, the 33-year-old suspect entered the home where she and her husband were putting their son to bed. But, unfortunately for Thompson, the home invasion definitely didn’t exactly go the way he’d probably expected. Amber revealed the incident, which began inside the home, ended in the front yard, with them relentlessly beating Thompson.

Here’s an excerpt of Amber’s account:

“He shoved my husband down on my son’s bed and, you know, he said, ‘Get down,’ and he looks at me, and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I looked at him, and he looked at me, and I just started screaming,” said Amber, who chose not to disclose her last name, “so he came at me because I was screaming, and then my husband got him from behind, and so when he turned around to start fighting with my husband, I just jumped on his back.”

“He punched me, and then he got me on the ground. He was choking me, tried to jump over the fence right there, and I pulled him back down,” said Amber.

The couple was reportedly able to detain him until law enforcement officers arrived. Thompson was arrested by the Broward County Police Department. He has been charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm or other deadly weapon, burglary with assault, battery on a person over 65 and criminal mischief. Thompson was captured with a blackened eye and bandages when he was photographed during booking. He is currently being held without bond in the Broward County Jail and reportedly made his first court appearance on Tuesday, Apr. 29.

[Image via Broward County Sheriff’s Office]

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