Police said a man walked across the street Sunday evening toward a home in North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, entered the garage, grabbed a gas can and then entered the home where he proceeded to pour gasoline on the floors, state police told the Morning Call.
But the 57-year-old homeowner battled with the intruder, police told the paper, and pushed him out of the house.
The homeowner's daughter gets his gun
At that point, the homeowner’s daughter retrieved her father’s handgun and gave it to him while she called 911, police told the Morning Call.
However, the intruder apparently was undeterred, as he continued to assault the homeowner and pushed him to the ground, police told the paper.
But the homeowner rose to his knees and fired one shot, striking the intruder in the left arm and abdomen, police told the Morning Call, adding that the intruder collapsed and remained on the ground until police and rescue workers arrived.
What happened to the intruder?
The intruder was airlifted to a hospital, police told the paper.
On Monday, Pennsylvania state police identified the intruder as Michael Miller, 41, of Old Forge. He was charged with burglary, arson and related offenses.
Police said the homeowner — who suffered facial injuries — doesn't know the intruder, WFMZ-TV reported.