A registered sex offender who had been arrested twice for sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse had only been out of prison for a month before preparing to commit his next crime. At 4 AM he decided to break into a neighbor’s home and was spotted by the wife in the kitchen.

She yelled for her husband and a confrontation ensued. The husband grabbed his pistol and shot the intruder in the foot. This incapacitated the suspect and allowed police to arrest the offender and bring him to the hospital for treatment. Authorities claim there was a child in the household and are unaware of what the offender’s intentions were. No charges are being filed against the homeowner and police have praised the man for defending his family against the unthinkable.