Once again we have a tale to share about crooks who perhaps figured they could pull off a crime with no danger to themselves — and once again we find that yet another "victim" took preventive measures by exercising the Second Amendment and getting armed.
And once again, things didn't go well for the crooks this time, either.
Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 200 block of Wilkie Street around noon Wednesday — and it turns out the homeowner was present when two individuals forced their way inside, KATC-TV reported.
But the duo weren't dealing with a defenseless homeowner. Instead they ran smack into a guy who had armed himself with a gun, the station said.
And unfortunately for the crooks, the homeowner wasted no time putting his gun to use. He fired and hit both intruders, police told KATC.
With that, the pair realized they were no longer welcome.
In fact, the station said they fled the residence and sought medical attention for their injuries at a local hospital.
Police said the duo remained at the hospital Wednesday night, KATC noted.
The station added that a third individual — 21-year-old Antonio McClelland — was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count of principal to aggravated battery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office noted that McClelland had an active warrant at the time of his arrest.
Lafayette police on Thursday afternoon told TheBlaze that McClelland's connection to the break-in cannot be revealed yet.
Law enforcement is continuing to investigate the shooting, KATC said, adding that additional arrests are expected.
This story has been updated.