Four idiots found out the hard way overnight that home invasion is far harder in real life than it looks on television.


1200 WOAI’s Michael Main reports three men and a woman went to an apartment in the 300 block of Merida on the city’s west side overnight, and began attempting to break into the apartment.


Police say a man inside the apartment heard the noise and looked outside. He saw the people trying to break in and yelled at them to leave or he would shoot.


The four wanna-be home invaders apparently thought he was joking. But the joke was on them.


The man pulled a shotgun, pointed it out the window and fired once.


A 23 year old man was hit in the face by the shotgun blast, and at that point the other three cowards apparently decided their fun was over for the evening.


The three shoved their wounded accomplice into a Cadillac and drove to Methodist Metropolitan Hospital in the 1300 block of McCullough where they attempted to dump the wounded man out onto the street and then drive away.


But police arrived and arrested the three as they tried to make a getaway which was as inept as their crime.


The wounded man passed out from blood loss in the ER and was immediately rushed to SAAMC.


The apartment resident was taken to police headquarters for questioning. It is uncertain whether charges will be filed against him.


The three suspects will face criminal charges as will the man in the hospital, if he survives.


It is unclear why the three attempted to break into that particular apartment, or if they know the man who shot them.