Some guys have all the luck. Burglar Eric Collins may or may not be that guy, depending on your point of view.

A Burgin man got more than he bargained for when he broke into a home Sunday afternoon on Lancaster Road in Boyle County.

Eric Collins, 48, entered the home about 3 p.m. but, unfortunately, “he picked the wrong house,” said Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott.

The homeowner, Jesse Smith, is an outdoorsman and veteran who said he was considered an expert marksman when he was in the military.

Collins is unlucky, in that he got caught and hurt in his incompetent escape attempts (both of them).

He’s very lucky however, that Mr. Smith is a very cool customer who didn’t panic and fill him full of lead