Two burglars attempted to rob what they thought was an empty house in Lehigh Acres, Florida, but were met with a rude welcome. The previous homeowners had hired Chris Atchley, an armed guard, to watch over the place while it was for sale, a decision which turned out to be a smart one, ABC affiliate WZVN reports.
The move to hire Atchley was made after burglars kept stealing from other homes up for sale by a local realtor. They apparently had enough, and having Atchley there, equipped with everything from pepper spray to a handgun, quickly turned back the would-be robbers.
"I turned the flashlight on their eyes so they couldn't see me. I yelled 'security' and at that exact same time - I pepper sprayed them," Atchley told the new source. "There was no talking. I just flat out sprayed."
While not all homeowners can be lucky enough to have their own personal security guard, pepper spray is a great way to boost home safety. When discharged into the face of an attacker, it can cause temporarily blindness and difficulty breathing.