RIO LINDA, CA - A Rio Linda man was beaten with a baseball bat during an apparent home invasion Wednesday morning.
Tim Wallin, 18, was hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by three men, according to his father.
Another young man who was holding an ice pack to his back told Sacramento County sheriff's deputies that he, too, was struck by the intruders who forced their way through the front door.
A neighbor said the home at 1006 G Street was the scene of frequent drug activity.
The neighbor said he found the activity especially upsetting because the house is directly across the street from the Rio Linda Preparatory Academy.
Wallin's father, Robert, said his son had been kicked out of the family's home because of bad behavior, but insisted he was not involved in drug dealing.
Wallin said his son suffered several broken ribs and needed multiple staples to close a wound on his head, but was expected to make a full recovery.