Ain’t nothing like an ass whooping to see the light.

Anderson Says He’s Done With Street Life

POSTED: 9:35 pm CST January 19, 2007
UPDATED: 10:02 pm CST January 19, 2007
A man who was beaten up by a homeowner after allegedly burglarizing his house offered an apology on Friday.

Marquis Anderson said he does not remember the events two weeks ago, when police said he broke into a man’s house, stole a gun, then broke into a second house, was confronted by the owner and badly beaten.

“I might have broken into the house; I might not (have),” Anderson said. “You know what I’m saying? I’m not saying I did, ’cause I don’t know. So, if I had a gun, why do I look like this?”

Anderson has been charged with aggravated robbery and is being held on $50,000 bond.

Anderson was hospitalized with a broken nose, collapsed lungs and a damaged liver, and he didn’t wake up for six days, NBC 5 reported. Anderson said he admits that if he did what police said he did, he deserved what he got.

“He had the right to protect his property — I give it to him,” Anderson said. “I apologize to him. But I was under the influence.”

Anderson said he has learned his lesson.

“My life is completely changed, honestly,” Anderson said. “Look at me. You think I haven’t learned my lesson about this? Come on, man, you have to think about it? It’s self-explanatory.”

He admits that he has been in trouble before but swears this is the last time.

“Whatever it takes,” Anderson said. “Get a job. The first day I get out — the second I get out. It doesn’t matter. I’m getting a job. I’m completely done with the street life, man, for real.”

Kudos to the homeowner who showed him the light.  I am so proud of Anderson for changing his life.