A 92-year-old World War II veteran’s gun came in handy when an ax-wielding intruder broke into his California home over the weekend.

After the burglar smashed Joe Milspaugh’s window, the elderly man fired a single shot.

Though he said he could have shot the would-be robber as he was attempting to crawl inside, Milspaugh said he fired into the wall, hoping the suspect would run away.

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