(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte couple was shaken up when a man with a history of breaking into homes and hurting people allegedly tried forcing his way into their home, looking like a character in a Halloween movie.
Michael Bullington, 40, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court.
According to court documents, a man and his wife woke up to a banging noise at three o’clock in the morning last week. They saw a man with a face and neck covered in tattoos trying to force open the back doors of their home in the 1200 block of I st.
Police said the man and woman pushed against the inside of the doors to keep the man pressing against the doors from the outside from possibly busting his way through. They also yelled at the man to stop and then called the police. Soon, officers located Bullington hiding in some bushes near the residence.
Police said he never got inside the home, but he’s still charged with residential entry and public intoxication.
In 2013, Bullington was inside a home on Kingsporte Lane in La Porte when spotted leaving by the owner. He was on the ground wrestling with Bullington when the intruder slashed him in the face and neck with a box cutter. Police said the homeowner was treated and released.
According to court records, Bullington received a 12-year prison sentence for Aggravated Battery and over three years credit for time served to wait for the case to be resolved. In addition, Bullington has a record of breaking into other homes and hurting people.