TEQUESTA (CBSMiami) — A 19-year-old is facing charges in a bizarre break-in that happened over the weekend.
Nico Gallo, was released from the hospital Tuesday, just days after police say he went hurling through the window of a family’s Stuart home. Investigators say tests show Gallo was on a flakka-like drug at the time.
The Martin County Sheriff’s office said he confessed, apologized, and took responsibility for his reported actions. Authorities booked Gallo into Martin County Jail on Burglary with an Assault or Battery charges. His bond is set at 300,000.
Police said Gallo slammed through the window of Nancy Largent’s home on Sunday. She described it like a cannonball.
A 911 call of the bizarre break-in shares eerily similar qualities to the Tequesta face-biting attack.
LARGENT: “I need police! I got someone just broke in my house and came right through my window. I’m bleeding.”
Largent’s son and his girlfriend heard the commotion. That’s when the son ran to help. Largent grabbed a baseball bat and hit him 12 times but she said that didn’t stop him.
LARGENT: “I just hit him two more times. He won’t leave us alone. He’s just going crazy. He’s attacking.”
Largent just kept thinking about what happened in Tequesta a few weeks ago – where college student Austin Harrouff is accused of killing John and Michelle Stevens, then biting John’s face and stomach.
Harrouff is still in the hospital, but the sheriff says not for long. He is unable to speak but detectives say they will attempt to speak to him this week.