Redwood City homeowner stops intruder with bear spray

July 22, 2011 5:55:49 PM PDT
A Redwood City homeowner used bear spray to scare off an intruder just before 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the woman came home and found a man hiding in her closet. After the man was sprayed, he crawled out of the home on Bay Road through a window.

Police found the man hiding under a tarp in a neighbor's carport.

Bear spray, by the way, is the equivalent of pepper spray, just sold in a bigger canister.