When a burglar attempted to burst into a California home, the armed female homeowner made sure she wasn’t about to become just another victim.
A crook tried to force his way into the home in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
However, the criminal made the critical mistake of underestimating those inside the property.
Thankfully, the female homeowner knew her Second Amendment rights and was ready and willing to exercise them.
Unluckily for the burglar, the woman was packing a shotgun and knew where to aim to stop him dead in his tracks.
Police said the shooting was reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
A man called the police to a residence on Hollyridge Drive and said his wife had shot an intruder with a shotgun.
He reported that the burglar was shot while he was trying to force his way into the home.
The woman told police that the home invader had tried to push open the door and get into the property.
Police said they found the man at the scene with a gunshot wound to his head.
The crook was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
He is in critical condition, according got police.
Police only described the man as a being in his thirties.
The woman was detained briefly by police and questioned about the shooting before she was released.
No arrests have been made in the incident.
Police said she told them that the man had reached into his pocket when she opened fire.
She also reportedly yelled at the man to leave before the shooting, and he refused.
Neighbors told KTTV-TV that there had previously been other break-in attempts at the home.
The average home price in the Hollywood Hills is about $1.55 million, according to Redfin.
During a similar incident in nearby Calabasas, a crime novelist called the police after seeing several masked figures climbing up through the brush below his home.
They were caught on his surveillance video and ran off before police could arrive.
“It’s very unsettling,” said the homeowner, Lee Goldberg.
“It’s what I write about, this stuff, and I imagine it, but I don’t think it would happen to me.
“They looked organized, they looked professional.”