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CHICAGO (STMW) — A man left an alleged burglar in critical condition with stab wounds Monday morning in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood after coming home to find him trying to leave with his Xbox and flat screen TV.
Police say the burglary happened about 11:40 a.m. in the 700 block of East 73rd Street.
A 39-year-old man came home from work to find his apartment door forced open, with the frame damaged and cracked. When he walked in, he found the burglar trying to walk out with a suitcase filled with items including an Xbox and flat screen TV, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
The man began fighting with the burglar, who was armed with a knife. The fight spilled out of the apartment, into the foyer and ultimately out into the street.
Police say the man, in fear of his life, also took out a knife and began stabbing the burglar in self-defense.
Officers on patrol in the area saw the fight in the street and broke it up.
The burglar was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple stab wounds. Charges are pending.
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