So the 68-year-old decided to take matters into his own hands on Friday night by springing a trap, Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer told Fox affiliate WALA.
In an attempt to make it look like nobody was home, Johnson parked his vehicle at a neighbor’s home and returned to his abode and waited, according to Al.com.
Sitting near his back door, Johnson told police, he turned the lights off and placed a car mirror near a window so he could see what was happening outside, according to WALA.
Johnson told authorities that someone knocked on his front door before midnight, Al.com reported. Johnson didn’t answer and continued to wait as he heard the person move to the back door and break the lock, Al.com reported.