Man arrested, accused of breaking into Indiana family’s apartment to take little girl
WXIN / Boone County
Lebanon police said 37-year-old Benjamin Dillon broke into the apartment and threatened to take the girl, claiming she was his daughter.

By Lindsey Eaton, WXIN

LEBANON, Ind. (WXIN) -- Police arrested a man accused of breaking into an apartment and trying to take a little girl.

Lebanon police responded an apartment complex off North East Street on the night of June 3. The 6-year-old girl’s grandparents were inside when an intruder busted the front door and a bedroom door.

Lebanon police said 37-year-old Benjamin Dillon broke into the apartment and threatened to take the girl, claiming she was his daughter. The little girl and her grandmother were sleeping in a back bedroom.

The girl's grandfather got Dillon out of their apartment. When police showed up, Dillon became aggressive. According to the police report, he threatened officers and ended up fighting them. Officers used a Taser multiple times.

The girl’s grandparents believe Dillon was on drugs. Court records show Dillon has been in trouble before, already arrested twice so far this year on drug charges.

The 6-year-old girl told police she wasn’t hurt, just scared.

Dillon faces a long list of charges including burglary, battery on a law enforcement officer, and intimidation.

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