The owner of an auto repair shop in Temple City had been burglarized three times in recent weeks so he'd been sleeping in his shop with a .380 pistol close at hand just in case they came back.
When two men broke into his shop early Monday, he shot and wounded one of them, then held him until deputies arrived to make an arrest.
The other suspect took off in a car, lost control and veered onto the curb a half a block away before running into a home. Deputies found him in a front yard and arrested him.
Los Angeles County Sheriff said it appears the shop owner's use of force was justified.