Shortly after 4 a.m., a Santa Barbara, Calif. homeowner heard a knock on his front door and a man outside it mumbling about money. The homeowner ordered the person to leave. Undeterred, the trespasser moved to another part of the home and attempted to break in through a set of glass doors. After retrieving an M-1 carbine, the homeowner fired a warning shot. When the criminal persisted, the homeowner fired again, striking the intruder in the leg.
An investigation revealed that the would-be home invader had attempted to break into another nearby house before he met resistance from the resident. (Noozhawk, Santa Barbara, Calif. 04/12/12)