A Green Bay man credits his handgun for keeping him safe in an attempted burglary overnight.

The homeowner in the 600 block of Laura Street told Local 5 that around 3:30am Wednesday, he woke up to loud noises coming from his kitchen. The man quickly grabbed his handgun from underneath his pillow and approached the burglars.

He said as soon as the burglars saw the gun, “they kind of hustled out”.

He must have much thicker pillows than I do.

Keep in mind that this is how the majority of defensive gun uses end. Typically, the mere display of a firearm sends criminals running.