Some teens got more than they bargained for when they attempted to break into a home in Lithonia, Ga.
According to reports, two teens approached a home and rang the doorbell while a third teen waited in a getaway vehicle. When nobody answered, the teens apparently thought the residence was empty, so they went around to the back door and attempted to break in. That is where they crossed paths with the homeowner, who just so happened to also be a gun owner.
The resident opened fire on the two teens, striking both of them. All three of the alleged thieves fled the scene – the two gunshot victims on foot and the driver in his getaway car.
One eyewitness described the event.
“They were in pretty bad shape," the witness said. "One had lacerations down his arm, his shirt was torn … he was losing a lot of blood.”
Another nearby resident told reporters about the homeowner.
“He protected his home, he protected his values," the neighbor said. "You know, those kids might’ve had a gun. They might’ve [come] in and shot him. So, he did the right thing.”
All three teens have been caught and will face charges for their alleged crimes. The resident, however, will not face any charges. The homeowner claimed that he did not have any other choice, and the available evidence seems to back up his claim.