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Man faces burglary charges after jumping through a screen

A Woodbury man allegedly burglarized his ex-girlfriend's home in Lake Elmo.

David Anthony Scarella-Florentine, 20, is facing first-degree burglary charges, appearing in Washington County District Court late last month and scheduled for a hearing in November.

According to the complaint:

At 3:30 a.m. July 14, a 911 caller told police that there was an unwanted party at her home, in the 500 block of Cimarron. She told police Scarella-Florentine seems obsessed with rekindling a relationship with her, which ended seven years ago.

He jumped through a screened front window, and assaulted one of its occupants, a neighbor. The neighbor was struck in the head seven or eight times, causing a bloody laceration.

Scarella-Florentine admitted to the acts, telling police he was "only doing something for the woman he loved."

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