After being awakened by what he thought was someone breaking into his home around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, a Falmouth, Mass., homeowner discovered a male suspect setting his house on fire. He chased the suspect and fired two shots at him, driving him off, police told the Boston Globe.
The man’s wife used a garden hose to extinguish the fire, which had burned a three-foot section of the house’s siding. The man who fired the shots reportedly had a license to carry a firearm. Police found no blood at the scene, and said that no one with gunshot wounds had turned up at any local hospitals following the incident.