A Port Alberni man required medical attention after trying to break into a Redford Street home.
The 29 year old, who witnesses believe was high on drugs, was punching and breaking windows at the back of the house.
The home owners were inside the residence at the time, and they heard the sound of glass breaking.
They chased the man away and called police, who located him several hours later with a cut to his arm from the window he had punched.
He was charged with Mischief Under $5000, and will be in court on October 31st.