It all started when Brian Hiner awoke to the sound of his dogs barking. While looking to see what they were barking at, Brian heard someone inside his home.
"I hear something behind me because the basement doors are right behind me and I hear somebody and it's him, he's right behind me coming up the staircase,"said Hiner.
Brian quickly called 911 and grabbed his handgun, keeping the intruder pinned in the basement.
Police arrived and took the intruder, 26-year-old Michael Roberts into custody. But while police were speaking to Brian, Roberts simply got out of the police cruiser and took off on foot.
"This other cruiser pulled up and saw that he got out and started running towards the cornfield and that's when they panicked. They didn't even know how he got out of the cop car, they just knew he got out and the chase was on," said Brian
While running from the cops, Roberts targeted another home - and the 15-year-old boy home alone. According to 14 News,
"I was home sending an email to my teachers about homework when my dogs started barking and I looked out the window but I didn't see anybody there so I went to the top of the stairs with the gun to make sure there wasn't anybody downstairs and then that's when the door opened and I saw him," said Justin Kugler.
Kugler says he was pretty scared because he noticed Roberts had a knife on him, but he was armed and ready for Roberts at the top of the stairs.
"I told him to get out of the house or I'm going to shoot you," said Justin Kugler.
"Guns have always been an important thing in our family and he knew what to do when the problem came up," said Jarrett Kugler.
Roberts was then apprehended for a second time just outside of the Kugler's home.
"I feel pretty good about it that I could have saved other people's houses and their property," said Justin Kugler.
And that's how one criminal became the subject of two defensive gun uses in a four hour period.
14NEWS, the Tri-State's News