LAKE WORTH, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A young man who broke into a house in South Florida early Saturday met his match in a gun-toting 91-year-old man, police said.
Palm Beach County deputies found the Lake Worth homeowner holding the alleged burglar at gunpoint, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
When deputies asked the elderly man to put the weapon down, he complied and it fired, sending a bullet into the pool deck that ricocheted into his leg.
The young man, described as drunk, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling. The wounded man was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.