Four burglars armed with guns broke into the house of 49-year-old Dias Costa in the Cerro Norte neighborhood of Cordoba, in central Argentina, to steal money and valuables but they all ended up in the ICU after the enraged homeowner fought back.
Costa and his wife, Christina, were rudely awakened by these thieving youngsters who threatened them with a gun.
Then, when the attackers turned back to pillaging their home, the quick-thinking victim took a decorative samurai sword off its display case and began hacking at the shocked burglars.
The wounded burglars were forced to seek medical help
Despite having guns in their person, the bewildered guys were defeated and had to run away with just $400 in cash, confirms Police commissioner Mariano Zarate.
The getaway car slams to a tree as disoriented driver lost too much blood
They took off in a Peugeot 206 car which later hit a tree because the driver was disoriented after losing too much blood.
The burglars abandoned their escape vehicle after the crash
All four bungling thieves were apprehended but the police had to bring them to the hospital for treatment.
With the wounds they sustained, these thugs are lucky to be alive
Bleeding profusely, this burglar clearly met his match
The suspects had a hard time escaping because they were all heavily wounded
The culprits lost too much blood and all were later moved to the ICU, reports Daily Mail UK.
One of the burglars’ wounds
Despite winning the battle with the thieves, Costa and his wife had to leave their home as they were afraid of revenge attacks. Meanwhile, Prosecutor Jorgelina Guties admitted they could not question Costa for the self-defense act as he was still in a state of shock.