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Date of Issue: March 30, 2006

Bradenton Beach man charged with home invasion

A Bradenton Beach man was arrested by Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies shortly before 8 p.m. March 22 after being found nude inside a Bradenton home that deputies said he had entered illegally.

Darius Buri, 34, of Bay Drive South in Bradenton Beach, had apparently attempted to enter a house in the 7800 block of 78th Avenue Drive West in Bradenton, prompting the woman in the home to call officers.

According to the report, he had banged on the door of the occupied home and tried the door handle, then had gone around the back of the house and had started banging on the sliding glass door.

A woman inside the house called 911 and said she was afraid for herself and her children and that she didn't know the man who was later identified as Buri.

When the sheriff's deputies arrived they found a neighboring home with the door open and Buri, pantless, sitting on the sofa.

According to the report, Buri admitted he did not live in the house and became belligerent with officers, eventually scuffling with a deputy before he was handcuffed. He was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for observation because, according to the report, "he was so wild and out of it."

While at the hospital, Buri punched a security guard, according to reports, then was taken to jail. He was charged with attempted occupied burglary, battery and resisting arrest with violence.

Editor's note:Mike Quin, publisher of NewsManatee.com, contributed to this story.