According to WVTM 13 in Alabama, 11-year-old Chris Gaither was home all alone when he realized a man was breaking into his house... The wrong house.

“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, F-you and all that,” Gaither recalls.

Gaither grabbed a 9mm handgun and “told him I was going to kill him and all that, if he didn’t get out of my house.”

But the warning did little to dissuade the robber, who continued his robbing ways. After he began leaving with his spoils in hand, young Gaither started firing. On the twelfth and final shot the burglar dropped to the ground in agony after catching a bullet in the leg.

It was a full metal jacket bullet and it went straight through the bag and hit him in his leg,” Gaither said proudly. “And he started crying like a little baby. When I pulled the gun out on him I guess he didn’t think it was a real gun because he didn’t worry about it, he just kept on walking. I hope you learned your lesson for trying to come to this house and steal stuff.