Tuolumne County, California — A man, highly intoxicated after being at a party, tried to enter a home and was forced to run away after being shot by a woman who believed him to be breaking in. Police believe that the man, who had been at a party, simply tried to enter a place that he thought was the party.
The man’s BAC was .250 which is three times the legal limit for the state. When the woman at home noticed the attempted break-in, she secured her windows and doors and called 911 to report the incident. She also hid her children upstairs.
Then, she armed herself with a handgun.
Authorities said that while she was on the phone with a dispatcher, the intruder entered the home through a door. The resident fired one shot at him and causing an injury that was not life-threatening, police said.
The man fled and was found by police in a neighboring home where he’d been attending a party just before breaking into the woman’s house, officials said.
The man hasn’t been charged with any crimes yet, but police are still investigating the case. He was taken to the hospital after the incident and treated for his injuries.