82-year-old Jerry Wolfe was alone in his Owen County, Ind., home when he was awakened by noises downstairs. He got up and grabbed his gun to investigate, but when he got to the top of the stairwell, he heard a sound that made his blood run cold—the home invader was emerging from a room right behind him.
“… I turned around with my pistol and I started firing,” Wolfe told Fox 59. However, neither of Wolfe’s shots stopped the assailant, and after a short struggle, he managed to escape.
According to the Owen County Sheriff’s Dept., the suspect had gained entry by pushing in a window air conditioning unit. The incident has prompted Wolfe to take further precautions to protect his home—he has plans to install an alarm system—but he says his primary form of self-defense will still be the firearm on his nightstand table.
“If somebody comes in there, I’ll shoot them right through the covers,” Wolfe said.