A home invader got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob an elderly west Jackson couple Tuesday morning.
82-year-old Paul Mikell, a retired brick mason, was awakened about 8:30 a.m. to the sound of his wife screaming. He got his .32 caliber handgun and headed for the front of the house. There he found his wife struggling with a man in his 30's who had invaded their home and was yelling where's the money.
Mikell shot the invader but he didn't go down. The homeowner got into another struggle with the intruder and had his gun taken from him. Mikell set off an alarm and made the invader run, despite being shot.
"I wish I could have killed him. And I wish one of them bullets would have hit him right in the head. ‘Cause I'm tired of the folks messing around with me like that. We are too old for that. I am 82 years old. He ain't got no business doing it. He need to be shot and hung up," said Mikell
Police were called to the hospital and were able to arrest the invader. He has been identified as Sidney Humbles, 39, of Jackson. He is charged with armed robbery and assault and was still in the emergency room at University Medical Center, at last report.
It all happened in this house that Mikell built himself between 1951 and 1953. He has lived here since.
Mikell wanted us to tell you if there is a next time, he will be armed with a more powerful weapon, at least a .38 caliber.