At the end of January, a 92-year-old World War II veteran used his 1911 .45 handgun to stop an intruder with an axe from entering his home.

An intruder attempted to make his way inside 92-year-old Joe Milspa's home early Sunday morning.

According to the San Jacinto Police, the intruder used an axe in an attempt to gain entrance into Milspa's home.

Milspa told CBS Los Angeles that he heard the noise at the door and drew his 1911 handgun, chambered in .45 and walked towards the door.

As he approached the door, Milspa, according to Sgt. Craig McDonald of the San Jacinto Police, "suddenly saw an exterior glass window of the home shatter, followed by the suspect attempting to crawl into his home through the window."

The World War II vet fired one shot at the intruder, who immediately ran off, leaving his axe and several other things behind, according to police.

"I could have shot him right in the head between the eyes. But I didn't want to do that. I would have been in trouble," Milspa said.

Why would Milspa have been in trouble? Wouldn't he have been defending himself? Perhaps it's due to the ridiculous pretended laws of California.

Mr. Milspa was a mechanic for the Los Angeles Police Department for 21 years. He continues to go to the shooting range to practice his marksmanship.

Police need your help in locating the man who was described as between 20 to 30 years old with a dark complexion. If you have any information that could result in the apprehension of the suspect, please call Deputy Rutigliano at the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702.

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