St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Would-be burglars got a big and loud surprise when they tried to break into a North St. Louis home Wednesday afternoon.
The suspects thought a home in the 4800 block of Carter Avenue was empty shortly after 2 p.m.
What they found was the 56-year-old homeowner, armed and ready to defend her house. She fired several shots at the four suspects, who immediately fled the scene.
Two people were taken into custody a short time later. They were not wounded.
Police are unsure if the homeowner, who is a block captain for her street, struck the other two suspects, who remain at-large.