A woman armed with a paintball gun pelted an intruder on Friday inside her home.
Galveston police arrived and found the accused burglar inside covered in yellow paint.
Elvis Alexander, 53, was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft, said Lt. Michael Gray, a Galveston police spokesman.
Police took Alexander to the Galveston County Jail, and he remains in the building on a $40,000 bond, authorities said.
Carrie King, 34, called police at about 10:30 a.m., saying she was hiding from an intruder inside her home in the 1100 block of 36th Street, Gray said.
An officer arrived, heard yelling and went inside.
“He heard her firing the paintball gun and the sound of the impacts of the paint balls,” Gray said.
Alexander was shot about four times, but he didn’t need medical treatment.
Police arrested him inside King’s house, Gray said.
Police accused Alexander of taking coins and Ramen noodles from inside the home.
Alexander lives within four blocks of King and had cut her grass in the past, Gray said.