A senior citizen and Army veteran in Akron, Ohio was forced to defend himself when a burglar charged into his home and began beating him.
Craig Noggle, 66, showed the cameras from newsnet5.com the bruises on his back and arm after a fight for survival in his home after his neighbor, Daniel Givens, knocked on his door Sunday morning. At first, Givens walked away.
He returned soon after and Noggle sensed something was off. The survivor of two heart attacks and three strokes says he got his gun and issued a warning through his storm door.
"You try to come through this door, I'm gonna shoot you," Noggle recounted. "He said 'Yeah, where's the gun?' and I picked it up. I said, 'This is the gun and you're going to get shot,'" he said in the story.
The round struck Givens in the ankle. Police later found him at his home down the street, transported him to the hospital, and then charged him with assault and aggravated burglary. He is being held in the county jail, the story says.
In the interview, Noggle said he didn’t want to shoot his neighbor, but felt that he had no choice.