Monday morning, two would-be thieves broke into a home on Starr Avenue, but they didn't count on the angry homeowner fighting back.
The man who lives there came home, heard noises and called out. He then heard some glass breaking. It was the sound of the two suspects jumping out of an upstairs bedroom window.
One got away, but the other suspect tried to jump off the overhang into the neighbor's yard. He miscalculated, and landed on the chain link fence.
That gave the homeowner time to get his hands on him.
"He had his BB gun and started wailing on the guy, so, I guess that did the trick," said Eugene McCurdy, the homeowner's nephew.
Police found more than a damaged BB gun, they found a blood trail that would ultimately lead them to where the suspects had a getaway car waiting for them.
Police tracked the car to a south Columbus neighborhood, where they caught up with one of the suspects. The other showed up bleeding at the hospital.
The two suspects managed to slip past the family pet, but messed with the wrong man.
"He's a family man and he's going to take care of his family just like I would," said McCurdy.