Columbus resident surprises burglary suspect

Adrien HawksworthA Columbus resident found a man in his apartment last night and held onto the burglary suspect until police arrived.

The situation happened last night at about 11:45 p.m., when a resident returned to his apartment in the 1500 block of 28th Street and noticed a strange bicycle by the front door. When he went inside, the resident found the first floor had been ransacked. Upstairs, he found 25-year-old Adrien W. Hawksworth hiding, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police. After Hawksworth allegedly threw a punch, the resident took the intruder down and held on until police arrived, Harris says.

Two syringes were also recovered, according to police.

Hawksworth is facing preliminary charges of burglary and possession of a legend drug injection device.