From the July 21, 2009 Stamford (Conn.) Advocate:
PLAINFIELD, Conn.—Plainfield and state police are looking for an intruder who apparently was scared off when a homeowner fired his shotgun.
Police say John Gold heard noises inside his home late Monday night and got out of bed to investigate and saw the movement of a flashlight.
Police say when Gold couldn't immediately find his cell phone to call 911, he grabbed his shotgun and began loading it when the intruder confronted him.
Gold told police he fired one shot and the intruder, who apparently was not injured, took off.