The unidentified man was in his Houston home on Tuesday when three burglars suddenly kicked in the door, beat him up, and put him in an upstairs closet.
Little did they know, that closet just so happened to be where the man kept his guns.
The burglar was struck in the shoulder and leg; the victim was unharmed.
The two other intruders quickly fled the scene in a Chevy Tahoe. Their injured accomplice chased after them for a short while before collapsing on the street.
"With what's happening, my neighbors and I are aware they're all connected," he said. ""What happened today is exactly what guns are supposed to do - to protect your home and defend your life and your family."