OKLAHOMA CITY – A suspected house burglar was left bloodied and beaten after a fist-fight with the homeowner. Oklahoma City Police arrested Jonathan Wise, 19, for burglary. When officers took him into custody, Wise had two black eyes and needed stitches.Norm Houston, the homeowner, told police he found Wise inside his garage. “I heard a thumbing noise on my garage door,” Houston said. “I swung open my backdoor and somebody was standing there.” Houston was face to face with Wise. According to Oklahoma City Police, that’s when Wise attacked Houston. “The burglar started out by apologizing to him for getting into the garage and said he had fixed the damage only to follow that up by punching him in the face,”OKC Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. Although he didn’t throw the first punch, Houston beat up Wise. Houston works as a personal trainer and specializes in boxing and kickboxing. “You know I ain’t the toughest but I can hold my own,” Houston said.
Best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry. Some day you’re standing in a stranger’s garage thinking you’re about to score your first major payday and you realize you forgot to check if the owners were home before you broke in. Common mistake. Just a real tough break that the guy who flung that door open happens to be Van Damme. Like the philosopher Tyson said, everyone has a plan til you get punched in the mouth.