The homeowner eventually forced the intruder out of the home where the two men started fighting again. That's when a nearby neighbor, hearing the commotion looked outside. Seeing the elderly homeowner being attacked, the neighbor grabbed his shotgun and held the drunk lowlife at bay until police arrived and took him in to custody.
Police say that the drunk intruder did not know the homeowners and broke into the house looking for drugs.
To paraphrase the slogan... "Like a good neighbor, 12 gauge is there".