I love stories like this:

A suspected burglar got a surprise as he tried to sneak into an Old West Side home late Sunday night: A woman pointing a gun at him.

Longview police said the woman heard a man later identified as Joshua Robert Pratt, 25, of Longview opening the front door of her home in the 1800 block of Larch Street just before midnight Sunday. According to police, she grabbed her husband’s 9mm handgun and confronted the burglar, who was slowly opening the door and creeping into the house when he spotted the woman with the gun.

The punk fled and was later arrested by the police.