Burglar Forces His Way Into Home, Arms Self With Knife
Press Release: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
A Fort Walton Beach man released from prison August 16th is back in jail today after deputies say he forced his way into a home and armed himself with a knife.
Deputies responded to 118 Classic Court around 10:10 p.m. Sunday night. A woman says she feared for her life when 44-year old David Michael Weiszhaar began kicking at the back door attempting to break in. She and another female tried to keep the door closed but Weiszhaar was able to force his way inside.
Deputies arrived to find Weiszhaar standing in the hallway holding a knife. He refused repeated commands to drop it. He was tazed, but pulled out the probes and ran into a back bedroom. Weiszhaar was finally taken into custody following negotiations and being tazed two additional times. He is now charged with armed burglary, felony criminal mischief, and resisting arrest with violence.
He had been released from prison August 16th after serving a five-year sentence for failure to register as a sexual offender and grand theft.
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