It's happened to his business before.
"About four times in the last six months. We've replaced that same door glass at least three times," said Marion Criswell.
But this time, Criswell was able to stop four would-be thieves.
"Not only is this a business, but it's also a residence," noted Lt. Robert Swanigan with Georgetown Police.
"I'm sure when they committed this they thought they'd be in and out, that it was just a business. They were wrong in their assumptions," Swanigan continued.
"Upon arrival they found a white female who had been shot, apparently two times, by the owner/resident of the building," Swanigan said.
"I hollered stop and they just went on," said Criswell. "I don't think anybody would want to shoot somebody, obviously."
"Most policemen would tell you if you think too long, you're probably dead, right?" Criswell added.
"What are you gonna do? After four times, begins to grate on you pretty good," said Criswell.
As for the other three suspects, a Scott County Sheriff's deputy caught up to them a short time later and made the arrests.
Lawrence David Bruner, Charles Allen Flynn, and Jacob Trevis Stigers all face burglary charges.
And the owner?
"We've contacted the Commonwealth's Attorney Office, and at this point in the investigation, and we're very early, there are no charges pending for them," said Swanigan.
The woman shot by Criswell, Samantha Johnson, was taken to UK Hospital for treatment. No word on her condition.
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