Police say a Belfast man who tried to assault another man at a local motel was unsuccessful in his mission and instead earned a trip to jail, but not before sustaining an injury and losing his shirt and shoes in the process.

Brian Hybers, 20, of Belfast was arrested on charges of aggravated criminal trespass, assault and criminal mischief after police responded to the report of an altercation at the Rocky Ridge Motel on Route 1 in Stockton Springs. According to records at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said Hybers and a second man went to the motel to find a third man, whom Trafton said is married to a woman that Hybers has been dating.

“[Hybers] forced his way into the room with the intention of beating the guy up,” said Trafton.

Once inside the motel room, though, Hybers apparently found he had met his match in the man he allegedly intended to assault. Trafton said after Hybers sustained a knee injury and lost his shoes and shirt, Hybers and the second man fled the motel.

Trafton said during the brief scuffle inside the room, a person who was renting a room nearby heard the commotion and called police.

Trafton said police located Hybers a short time after officers arrived that the scene.

“We got a call from someone reporting that there was a man with no shirt and no shoes at their house,” said Trafton, noting that Hybers had apparently fled the scene on foot and went to a residence a short distance down the road.

Police located Hybers a short time later and placed him under arrest. Trafton said officers transported Hybers to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for his knee injury. Trafton said the man Hybers allegedly targeted was not hurt, nor was the second man who arrived at the motel with Hybers.

Hybers is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court Thursday, March 1. Trafton said the second man who was allegedly with Hybers when he went to the motel has not been charged, but the investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.