LAFAYETTE — Lafayette police are investigating an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning in the 200 block of Benoit Falgout Drive, according to a news release.

The victim told police that a man, described only as a black man, knocked on the door of the home asking for “Cody,” the release said.

The victim told the man that no one by that name lived at the home, the release said.

The man then left and returned about 30 minutes later, again asking for “Cody,” the release said.

The man, who was armed with a gun, tried to force his way into the home and then fled when he failed to get through the door, the release said.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Dogs wake up man during house fire

LAFAYETTE — Larry Green likely has his dogs to thank for saving his life during an early Tuesday morning house fire at 434 E. Musique Road, according to a Lafayette Fire Department news release.

Green, 56, said he was home asleep when his dogs awoke him, the release said.

Green, a disabled Vietnam veteran, noticed heavy smoke coming from the ceiling and attic area of his home, the release said.

He was able to escape the home and call 911. Investigators determined the fire originated in the attic after Green failed to fully extinguish a previous fire that occurred earlier in the day in the kitchen, the release said.

The fire smoldered and eventually reignited combustibles in the attic, the release said.

The home suffered heavy fire damage.