Walla Walla man struggles with burglars

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- A shotgun wielding 71-year-old Walla Walla man has managed to scare off a pair of burglars from his home.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports that (http://bit.ly/ue5eIu) Roy Schellenberg armed himself with his shotgun after hearing noises in his house. When he began scouring his home, he saw a man run down the stairs while second man came out of a room next to him and attempted to grab the shotgun.

The two men struggled and Schellenberg fell down the stairs, but managed to hang on to the shot gun. The burglar then fled.

Walla Walla police say Schellenberg had minor injuries.

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com