When a man, who said he was seeking help, banged on the front door of a San Pasqual Valley home early Wednesday morning, the residents told him they would call a taxi. But a few minutes later, the same stranger broke through the back door—and the homeowner grabbed his rifle to protect his wife and two daughters.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that deputies responding to a 911 call arrived to find the intruder barricaded in the master bedroom. The homeowner had fired his gun several times before the suspect ran to the room and locked himself inside. After escorting the family outside, police surrounded the house and ordered the suspect to surrender.
When the intruder finally came out, he was found to have multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a nearby hospital. After receiving treatment, the suspect was arrested for the invasion as well as an unrelated warrant.