I'm guessing that things didn't go as he planned them. Suspect shot by resident during south Alabama home invasion
Deputies say he hid in a closet until someone came home.
Sometime before 2:30 p.m. Monday, the couple living there returned home, at which point Cottrell left the closet and began hitting the man with an unknown object, according to the sheriff’s office. The two men got into a physical altercation and the male resident told the woman to get a gun.
She got the gun, and shot the would-be bad guy in the leg. He ran, but cops caught up with him eventually. The cops took him to a local hospital and then to the county lockup.