One Alabama country criminal’s excuse for roaming a homeowner’s house in Bessemer is hilarious, but her son certainly wasn’t laughing.

The armed man, who has not been named, said he witnessed Nicholas Lee Harrison pulling up to his mother’s home on Knight Drive on Sunday. Knowing his mother was not at the home, he watched Harrison closely and it’s a good thing, too.

The homeowner’s son grabbed his gun after he saw Harrison kick the front door of his mother’s home in, deputies said.

He said he found Harrison walking down a hallway inside his mother’s home.

“He ordered the offender out of the residence and told him to (lie) on the ground,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. “This is where deputies found him when they arrived.”

Harrison told authorities that the door opened when he knocked to ask for directions.

“He said he only stuck his head inside to see if anyone was home,” deputies said.

Investigators said they found needles and syringes used for injected heroin on Harrison.

Authorities booked him into Jefferson County Jail Sunday afternoon on charges of burglary, attempted burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft and criminal mischief, according to jail records.

That’s one heck of a good son right there!