A man in his twenties learned the hard way today that burglary is a really stupid career move.
Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports that the man broke into a home in the 900 block of Green, which is off Nogolitos on the city's southwest side, about 4:30 this morning.
Inside, the man found a wide awake homeowner, who opened fire with a handgun, shooting the wanna-be burglar at least once.
The burglar was rushed to the hospital. The homeowner, described by police as a man in his seventies, was not hurt. He was questioned by police but will not face charges.
Police say they didn't know whether the would be burglar was armed, but that is not an issue in Castle Doctrine cases.