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CBS Los Angeles

A 92-year-old homeowner in southern California used a gun to scare off an intruder in his house over the weekend.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Joe Milspa was inside his San Jacinto home at around 11 a.m. on Sunday when a man tried to force his way in by smashing a door with an ax.

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Milspa heard the noise, grabbed his handgun and approached the door. Sgt. Craig McDonald of the San Jacinto Police Department described what happened next.

“He suddenly saw an exterior glass window of the home shatter, followed by the suspect attempting to crawl into his home through the window,” McDonald said.

Milspa fired one round at the suspect, causing him to flee the scene. The would-be burglar left behind his ax and a few other items. He was not shot.

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As CBS reports, Milspa is a World War II veteran who lives alone. He previously worked as a mechanic for the Los Angeles Police Department for 21 years and has owned his gun for decades. He still regularly hits the shooting range.

The burglar, believed to be between 20 to 30 years old, remains at large.

[h/t to BearingArms.com]

Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

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