A story on the lighter side saw a would-be thief got more than he bargained for when he copped an arrow to the bum after an attempted break in.
The thief was shot in the buttocks with a compound bow and arrow during a botched break and enter at the home on Glanara Street in Wattle Grove at about 5.20pm.
The man stole cash and property from a bedroom in the house, before he took the keys to the couple’s Nissan X-Trail, which was parked in the garage.
He then reversed out of the garage only to be confronted by the angry homeowner, who was holding a compound bow and arrow.
The thief got out of the car and ran from the garage before jumping the fence and heading towards another parked car.
The 68-year-old homeowner, however, stood on a fence, took aim and shot the intruder in the buttocks, who managed to get into his Mazda Tribute, and escape.
Police have now seized the bow and arrow as evidence.
A crime scene was established and will be examined by forensic experts.
The man is described as Caucasian, between 30 and 25 years of age.
Police said he was short in height, with dark hair, olive skin, a tattoo on his left arm above the elbow and said the man was wearing a black coloured short sleeved shirt.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.