Tempe, AZ – Doesn’t matter where you live–nights are getting cooler. Yes, even in Arizona. And so when ASU student Alex Botsios went to bed on November 5th, he left the windows of his condo open to take advantage of the evening’s mildness. However, it wasn’t the chill that woke him up about 3 in the morning…it was a man wielding a baseball bat in his bedroom.
The intruder was clear on his intent, telling Botsios, “Give me your wallet or I’ll bash your head in!” Although larger than the would-be burglar, Botsios declined to play hero and didn’t object to handing over his wallet, his watches, and even his guitars. However, everything changed when the man demanded the first-year law student’s laptop.
Note: do not fuck with a law student’s case notes.
“Dude, no–please, no!” Botsios is reported to have said. “I have all my case notesâ€¦that’s four months of work!” Instead of leaving while ahead, the intruder insisted Botsios relinquish the computer, and that’s when the student grabbed the bat, threw the intruder down, and punched him into submission. In fact, before police could take Gabriel Saucedo, 23, to jail, they had to stop off at the hospital to get the man stitches.
Thursday, Saucedo was charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, and kidnapping.
In the meantime, Alex Botsios has vowed to not leave his windows open at night and has reaffirmed his commitment to his beloved laptop: “It’s my baby,” he said. “Don’t mess with my computer.”
Dakota Valkyrie understands compter-protectiveness over in the forums.Tags: Arizona, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping, Tempe