A special Good News story for a week that’s already been bad for Bad Guys of all sorts
The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his gun.
Police say it all started at around 2pm Tuesday when three men broke into a home in the 8200 block of Braeburn Valley Drive and assaulted the resident.
After a brief scuffle, the hapless perpetrators shoved the man into a closet, not knowing that there was a gun in there.
When the homeowner thought the burglars had left, he went downstairs, carrying his gun in case the suspects were still around, the Houston Chronicle reported.
On the first floor, the man confronted one of his assailant and the two exchanged gunfire, according to police.
The resident, who shares the house with his parents, escaped unharmed, but the armed suspect was much the worse for wear after being struck in the shoulder and leg.
He fled on foot down the street, but did not get far before he collapsed. His two suspected accomplices took off from the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe.
Craig Gaddis, who told the paper that he owns several handguns, said he and his neighbors are certain that the home invasions are related.
‘What happened today is exactly what guns are supposed to do – to protect your home and defend your life and your family,’ Gaddis said.
Police say the homeowner who shot the burglary suspect will not be face charges.