This week a North Carolina man got the surprise of his life when he tried to rob what he thought was an empty home.
28-year-old John Alexander Bracken kicked the door in on a Carolina Beach Home and was quickly confronted by an angry homeowner on Saturday afternoon, according to news station WECT.
The two began a relatively brief fight, which resulted in the would-be burglar lying bruised and bloody in the front yard.
When officers responded to the breaking and entering call on Monroe Avenue, they found Bracken lying in the yard and arrested him for first-degree burglary, injury to real property, and injury to personal property.
WWAY reported that Bracken was then taken to the New Hanover County Jail where he was placed under a $7,500 bond to await trial.
The resident was uninjured in the incident.