(WLWT-TV) VERONA, Kentucky — In World War II, Earl Jones defended his country. On Monday night the 92-year-old veteran had to defend his own home.

“I heard ‘tack, tack’ down in the basement,” said Jones, whose farm has been the target of multiple burglaries. “I said ‘somebody’s down there,’ so I got my gun. I was sitting right here and I heard him on the steps.”

Jones waited with his .22-caliber rifle until the intruders were just on the other side of his basement door.

“He kicked the door and as soon as he got inside it was all over,” Jones said.

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