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A thug picked the wrong home to invade near Orlando, and paid with his life:

Usaf-Ali Castle and his friends couldn’t help but smile Saturday morning after surviving a chaotic night at his home just outside Eatonville.

An armed man jumped through one of his windows while he was recording music around 3 a.m.

Castle’s friend, affectionately nicknamed “big homie Kash,” jumped up from a couch and tackled the intruder, knocking the pistol out of his hand, Castle said.

Castle then picked it up, taking matters into his own hands.

“When they separated, I shot him like four, maybe five times,” Castle said.

The criminal was dead on the scene. He was identified as Clifford Johnson, and had a record of violent crime going back to 2008, when he was 14. The neighborhood had reported a number of break-ins in recent years.

I suspect they’ll taper off for a little while now.