A murderous thug broke into a Chino Hills home looking for his ex-girfriend, then attacked her father with a knife, stabbing him repeatedly.

The criminal didn’t count on his victim being armed:

A Chino Hills homeowner shot and wounded an intruder — his daughter’s ex-boyfriend — moments after the man repeatedly stabbed him, sheriff’s officials say.

The violence was reported at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, along the 2800 block of Brookside Drive.

Eighteen-year-old Raiveon Reenay Wooden of Chino was arrested at 3:10 a.m. at the house and booked for investigation of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary, jail records show. His bail is $1 million.

I think it is fairly safe to say that Wooden would have continued to stab the homeowner until he ceased struggling. He then would have headed after the homeowner’s daughter, who was his presumed target, if the homeowner did not shoot him to end the attack.

In this instance it seems fair to state that the presence of the firearm in the home prevented at least one murder, and perhaps the massacre of the entire family.

I’m sure we can expect to hear words from Woodens’ family soon, telling us how he was a “good boy” who was “turning his life” around soon enough.