Monday, November 14, 2011

Jason Bastrom + Punched Out

Jason Bastrom + Punched Out, Man breaks into home to watch TV, gets punched out. Police said a man broke into a Portland home Sunday morning to sit on a couch and watch TV.

Jason Bastrom, 32, faces a criminal trespass charge after police said he let himself in through an unlocked door of a home on the 7100 block of North Fowler Avenue. Police said officers responded to a burglary call at the home at 7:29 a.m.

Jamie McGowan told KATU News Sunday she heard sounds in her house and called her mother, who called 911. Her mother also called Jamie's brother-in-law Greg Padden, who lives nearby.

"The guy was just standing right here in front of the TV with the remote in his hand," Padden said.

"I asked him what he was doing here. He mumbled something I didn't really understand, and then he proceeded to tell me 'it's Halloween, the doormat said welcome,' so he proceeded to let himself into the house," said Padden.

Police said Padden punched Bastrom when he put his hand in his pocket, knocking him out. He held him on the ground until police arrived.

Bastrom was taken to a hospital for treatment to his injuries. He was later booked into the Multnomah County Jail, police said.

The family told KATU News the doormat in front of their house does not say 'welcome' on it. It does not say anything at all.