Charges: Man attacks stranger, breaks into Bellingham bank

A man has been charged with breaking into a Bellingham apartment, holding a tenant at knifepoint for 2 A1 2 hours, and calling police from inside a bank to turn himself in around 1 a.m. On the night of Monday, Jan. 11, a man heard a knock on the door of his studio apartment at 607 E. Holly St. The tenant, 68, answered the knock around 9:30 p.m. to find a stranger – a clean-shaven white man, about 6 foot, with very short brown hair – who shoved the door wide open, according to charging papers filed late Wednesday. Hours later the victim gave this story to police: Daughs punched the man in the face as he forced his way in, leaving him with a bloody nose and swollen lips.