October 3, 2010 (LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.) --A children's prank turned violent when a north suburban homeowner allegedly grabbed a bat and started swinging. Police say two kids rang the doorbell and ran from a man at his home in Libertyville
Police say 37-year-old Todd Short chased after the 11- and 12-year-olds then hit both kids with a bat. He's now charged with assault and battery.
The kids were not seriously injured.