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Man arrested after breaking in, attacking Auburn couple

Intruder sprayed victims with pepper spray
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A home intruder is being held without bail after allegedly breaking in to an Auburn couple’s home and attacking them. Placer County Sheriff’s officials arrested Udi Fishman, 59, of Los Gatos, Wednesday morning at a home on Mount Vernon Road in Auburn after he reportedly attacked the two residents there, according to Lt. Jeff Ausnow, Placer Sheriff’s spokesman. At 9:16 a.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Department responded to the home for a reported assault. The suspect, Fishman, who was known to the homeowners, came to the house for unknown reasons. He forced his way into the home and pepper-sprayed two victims, a male and a female, according to Ausnow. A struggle then ensued between Fishman and the victims. Deputies arrived and arrested Fishman. The female victim had fled the scene and drove herself to Placer County’s Dewitt Center, where she sought help from employees at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency building. Both victims were treated for exposure to pepper spray and suffered no other injuries. Evidence found during the investigation suggests Fishman may have intended to kidnap one or both of the victims, but was unable to carry out his plan, according to Ausnow. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. Fishman is being held without bail at the Placer County Jail on charges of attempted kidnapping and burglary. ~ Staff report