PEPPERELL, MASS. (WHDH) - Pepperell Police arrested a man for allegedly breaking into a home after first using a Taser to subdue him.

On Thursday around 1:38 a.m., police were called to a Heald Street home  for a report of a breaking and entering in progress.

The homeowner reported a man had knocked on his front door, claiming his car had broken down in front of the house.

The homeowner said told the man it was okay to leave the car there and the man left.

About 30 minutes later, the homeowner’s son was awakened by sounds of someone trying to break into the back door.

The door was damaged and its glass was shattered.

When the homeowner told the man, who was standing by the door, that he was calling police, the man fled.

When officers arrived, police found the man at the door of another home across the street, allegedly trying to enter that home.

According to police, Brian Damouras, 26 of Pepperell, was in an “agitated state” and was ordered to the ground by police, but instead lunged at an officer.

The officer then deployed the Taser and Damouras went down.

Damouras was charged with attempted burglary, malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and resisting arrest.

He was held pending arraignment at Ayer District court.

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