A 92-year-old World War II veteran sent an ax-wielding home invader scurrying away like a pest when he fired one shot into the wall next to him.
Make no mistake, Joe Milspaugh could have hit the would-be burglar if he so desired.
“I could have shot him right in the head between the eyes,” Milspaugh said. “But I didn’t want to do that.”
Police reports indicate the suspect was between the ages of 20 and 30 with a dark complexion.
Via CBS LA:
A burglar in San Jacinto apparently picked the wrong house to break into Sunday Morning. He was confronted by a 92-year-old homeowner armed with a gun.
According to San Jacinto police, the intruder tried to gain forced entry by smashing a door with an ax at a house in the 1400 block of Chase Street at about 11 a.m.
Joe Milspa said he heard the noise and approached the door with his handgun. That was when “he suddenly saw an exterior glass window of the home shatter, followed by the suspect attempting to crawl into his home through the window,” said Sgt. Craig McDonald of the San Jacinto Police Department.
Milspa, who is a World War II veteran and lives alone, immediately fired one round at the intruder. “I could have shot him right in the head between the eyes. But I didn’t want to do that. I would have been in trouble,” Milspa said.
The burglar took off, leaving his trusty ax behind. He remains on the loose, but likely won’t dare to enter the home of a well-armed veteran again.
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