Published: Nov 22, 2012 9:54 PM EST

As many in the San Simeon community enjoyed their annual thanksgiving feast, Fort Myers Police say a man tried to break in to a house on Cherrybrook Loop.

The would-be robber didn't realize the homeowner was actually inside, right upstairs, hearing all the commotion.

"He came downstairs and saw a gentleman breaking in to his lanai area," said Fort Myers Police detective Brian O'Reilly.

The homeowner ran up the stairs to get his gun, came back down and fired two shots in the direction of the burglar who then ran off.

The burglar was not hurt. Police used K9's and a helicopter to search for the suspect.

"I can't believe they are doing this on thanksgiving because it's a shame," said neighbor Jennifer DePietro.

The burglar is described as a 5'5" male wearing a dark colored shirt, gloves and a bandanna across his face.

Investigators and neighbors we spoke with say the San Simeon community is quiet with barely any disturbances and also very secure.

"To get in and out it's gated, very good security, they ask you not to give the gate codes out and stuff like that," said resident Therese Deutsch.

"This area off Winkler and Whallenger is a nice area and we haven't had anything like this that I can remember," said O'Reilly.

After this Thanksgiving day scare, some don't know if they can now feel safe anywhere.

"It actually gets me a little nervous because I am a single mom," said  DePietro.

If you know anything about this case please call Crime Stoppers.