Authorities said an intruder broke into a home with a family inside near Hemet, California, just after midnight Wednesday, the Banning-Beaumont Patch reported.
But there was a big problem — a permanent one, in fact — waiting for the uninvited guest.
Will they never learn?
The homeowner was armed, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department told the outlet.
"The suspect was confronted by an armed homeowner and a shooting occurred, which resulted in the death of the suspect," Sgt. Rick Espinoza said in a news release, Patch added.
Espinoza noted to the outlet that no one else was injured.
"No arrests have been made at this time and the deceased suspect's name will not be released at this time pending the ongoing investigation," the sergeant told Patch.
The sheriff's news release said deputies responded to a "burglary in progress," and that are no outstanding suspects or threats to public safety. The department's homicide unit responded to the call and is undertaking the investigation.
This story has been updated.