Man shoots burglar hiding in truck's backseat

October 27, 2009 10:19:07 AM PDT
A security guard shot a burglar hiding in the backseat of his truck in southwest Houston.The shooting happened around 2am on Clarewood and Alder in southwest Houston.

Security guard Miguel Amaya was on his way to work overnight when he heard a noise. He slammed on the brakes and saw an 18-year-old man in the backseat. The two men began fighting.

"I noticed he had something big in his pocket so I was like, 'Stop or I'm going to shoot.' He didn't stop so I shot. I went for the legs because I didn't want to kill the dude," said Amaya.

The burglar was taken to the hospital. Amaya was not hurt.

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