A Texas man opened fire on a “shadowy figure” that was rummaging through his house early Monday morning.
The San Antonio homeowner and his wife were woken up around 6 a.m. to what he described as flashing lights coming from inside his house. The homeowner grabbed his gun and set off to investigate. He found the burglar and took his shot, FOX affiliate reports.
“I went to the front room, but I didn’t see anybody,” the homeowner told KSAT. “I went to the back [room] and by the time I got outside he was leaving and I shot at him twice, but I didn’t hit anything.”
The early morning home invasion took place in the 400 block of Gulf Street. The homeowner said the intruder broke the burglar bars off the front door in order to gain entrance into his residence.
The homeowner reported firing two shots at the suspect, who took off running and fled on foot.
Police said it didn’t appear the suspect had been injured, but that he did manage to get away with a handful of the homeowner’s possessions, including a tablet computer, jewelry, cell phone, and a firearm.
A San Antonio police helicopter and several units on the ground set out in search for the suspect, but weren’t able to find him.
No one was injured during the incident.