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Man Charged with Breaking into Florissant Home, Assaulting Woman

Florissant Police said the victim was home when the man broke a window to get into her home.

A man was charged Thursday with breaking into a Florissant home and attacking a woman.

Ryan O. Holiday, 19, is charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault after police said he broke into a home in the 300 block of St. Edward Lane.

said in a report the victim was home when she heard glass breaking and saw Holiday reach inside a broken window to unlock the door. The woman fled to a bedroom and put her daughter under the bed. Police said Holiday went other rooms before entering the bedroom and going through items on the dresser.

Police said in the report that when Holiday saw the woman lying on the floor next to her daughter, he jumped on her and began struggling with her. During the struggle, the woman’s iPad fell out of his backpack, according to the report. He then got up and ran out of the house.

Bond for Holiday was set at $100,000.

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LoveOverBoard August 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM
it's amazing that there are people who make excuses for bad behavior. If he had broken in killed the mother and the child would you still say he just made a mistake? or that he was a good kid? I understand people do make bad decisions but you still have to pay the consequences of your actions.
LoveOverBoard August 01, 2012 at 04:05 PM
and people definitely know the difference between RIGHT and WRONG
AJinSTL August 01, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Maybe he does know wrong from right, but he didn't use it when he made the decision to come into the home of a mother and child. He is lucky she didn't let him get in the house and have a gun waiting for him when he got to where he was. It was a punk move to come into her house maybe that is why he did it because he knew a man would beat his butt or shoot his butt. If he gets out and keeps making the decisions to come into people's homes, he will misjudge one day and he may be in for a surprise. Perhaps his friends "benefit" from his burglary antics thats is why they are so understanding. Stealing is wrong, get a job and work for what you want. You don't come into people's houses "shopping" for what you like as if it is your own personal Macy's.
LoveOverBoard August 01, 2012 at 06:26 PM
trust me I agree he was wrong 100x's over. I'm just saying there are some people making light of what happened to this mother and child b/c they said he was a "good" person. I do not see how good you can be when you purposely trying to hurt others
MV February 05, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Well, Bebe, I am having a hard time understanding how you can defend this young man's actions. Classifying his actions as "trying to be cool" is beyond any reasoning I know. I guess I have to be one of the people that feels entitled to take whatever they want instead of working for it to be able to 'get it.'

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