Farmington couple thwarts home invasion

Posted Feb. 15, 2012, at 9:36 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — Farmington police are investigating an attempted home invasion in which the residents managed to chase away two men trying to break into their home.

David Nelson III and his girlfriend awoke to someone knocking on their front door at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Nelson told the Morning Sentinel he yelled out that he was calling police. He said he saw a man with a rifle.

The men tried to pry open the front door, then smashed a window.

As the men tried to climb through the window, Nelson and his girlfriend, Holly Norton, screamed that police were on the way.

The men fled.

Police say one of the men cut his hand on the broken window and police are comparing DNA from his blood to a criminal DNA database.