A Pinellas County teenager is in jail thanks to a quick thinking homeowner and boyfriend, who grabbed a nearby axe to defend his girlfriend during a home invasion.
Police say 17-year-old Matthew Cleveland forced his way into a Pinellas Park home Wednesday, grabbed 33-year-old Christina Robles by the throat, punched her and slammed her head against a wall.
Her boyfriend, Alex McMaster, told police he woke up around 8:45 Wednesday morning to the sounds of Roble's screams.
McMaster allegedly grabbed a nearby ax, stopped the attack, and held the suspect until police got there.
Police say Cleveland, who is a senior at the Richard Sanders School, left class early and wandered around before the attack.
Police are still investigating a motive.