Around 4:30 in the morning, they chose the wrong house.
Mike Dreyer received a phone call from his ex-wife around that time. See, Mike's ex-wife was spending a few days staying in the shed area behind Mike's house - so a 4:30 a.m. call was not a good sign.
Barnett and his friend never thought there would be someone with a phone inside the storage shed. "She started hearing pounding on her door and a flashlight being run up and down the door crack," Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull explained, "And somebody was obviously trying to force entry through that door."
Mike ran outside, fired a single warning round into the air and then took aim at Barnett who quickly hit the deck.
Barnett's accomplice ran towards the fence, jumped it, and then shined a bright flashlight on Mike. The accomplice told Mike he would shoot unless Mike took the gun off Barnett.
"I was thinking that the one guy was going to come back over the fence that was threatening to shoot so, that's when I ducked back into the door and I got down on one knee," Dreyer explained. He says he then backed into his doorway, "The gun was still sticking out and I'm just sitting there, steadily holding him."
Police were called, Barnett was arrested, and the accomplice fled the scene. Another story of someone defending himself, his family (ex), and his property.
I'd call that a far better outcome than two criminals breaking into a shed with an unarmed woman inside, wouldn't you?