Self defense in the grand style
"Startled burglar pleads for his life." Can't say as I recommend his approach, tho.
We had a Judge Meehan here, Marine, former LEO, great fellow. One night he finds someone crawling in his bathroom window, which was right the tub. He grabs the guy by the back of his collar and yanks him in, sending him head-first into the tub. Then he rolls him over, sticks his .357 up his nostril and while the guy is still upside down begins shouting "GIVE ME ONE REASON I SHOULDN'T BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT, RIGHT NOW!" In the meantime his wife called 911, and the police soon arrived. I suspect that burglar was "scared straight" that night.