BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Police say seven Lehigh University football players have been charged in an off-campus break-in meant as revenge, but they targeted the wrong northeastern Pennsylvania home.
Bethlehem police say two men in the house used a university football roster to identify the suspects in the Nov. 8 intrusion.
They told police the men kicked in the doors as they slept and one was punched in the face.
Six were charged Wednesday with criminal trespass. A seventh player is accused of punching the man. He was charged in November with simple assault.
Police say the group was seeking revenge for an alleged attack on a fraternity president.
A university spokeswoman says the students’ conduct is being reviewed.
A lawyer for the man charged with assault says his client is cooperating and they will “ultimately resolve this.”