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Attempted home invasion no Cinderella story for one-shoed suspect

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If the shoe fits, you're busted.

That's what occurred late Wednesday night as Winnipeg police found a shoe in the door when officers responded to the scene of an attempted home invasion in the 1000 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Two men had tried to force entry into the home and one of them had stuck his foot in the door to try to block three men inside from shutting the door. When police arrived, the suspect took off but left his shoe stuck in the door.

Police chased down one suspect while another got away. A 34-year-old man was arrested and is facing several charges.

"It looks like the shoe that was left behind and the accused, the individual that we have in custody, the shoe did belong to him," said Cst. Jason Michalyshen. "That (the shoe) would be considered evidence."

The two men attempting to force their way into the residence allegedly brought a can of bear or pepper spray with them. One of the suspects sprayed it at the three men who were inside the Selkirk Avenue home at the time and at several neighbours who tried to assist in stopping the two suspects.

Brian Stanley Woytowich, 34, has been charged with breaking and entering a dwelling or house, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching probation.

He remains in custody.

There were no serious injuries. Members of the Major Crimes Unit are still investigating.


Updated on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM CDT: corrects sentence fragment

12:55 PM: Adds name of suspect and details of charges laid

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