They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

His day didn’t turn out as planned at all. Police: Peoria homeowner shoots would-be burglar in leg

As they say, it started with the bad guys ringing the doorbell.

A couple told officers they heard their doorbell ring multiple times about 9 a.m. but did not answer it.

Shortly after, the couple heard glass breaking. The husband made his way to a window, where he saw a male figure trying to enter through the window and another standing outside, police said.

The homeowner shot once, hitting the guy in the leg. He was arrested a short time (and a short distance) later and taken to the hospital. His buddy is on the run.