FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A couple in North Carolina acted quickly to take on a home intruder.
Glenn Tew says he rushed to his den after he heard the glass door break.
That's when he encountered a man who had broken in to his home.
Tew took on the intruder as his wife rushed to find something to help.
She grabbed their favorite frying pan and tossed it to her husband.
"I think my wife hit him in with a metal trash can a couple of times" Tew said. "And once I got the frying pan, I proceeded to give him a good dose of that."
Tew said he plans to keep the frying pan. "The bottom is a little messed up, but I expect I can hammer it back down," said Tew.
Officers arrested the intruder, he is facing numerous charges.
Fayetteville police say just before the break-in, the 21-year-old man attacked a mother who was waiting in her car in a church parking lot. An elderly man attempted to help her and the attacker began beating him. He ran away when the woman fired shots. Police say she had a concealed carry permit.