Published: Jan 10, 2013 12:39 PM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 5:54 PM EST

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 77-year-old burglary victim allegedly defended his home by chasing the suspect with a machete Wednesday afternoon.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Kevin Dumas broke into the residence on the 200 block of Hines Ave. just before 2:00 p.m.

The victim told deputies Dumas kicked in the door, so he grabbed a machete from the garage. When Dumas saw the weapon, he ran, but the victim chased him. Dumas allegedly yelled back to the victim, "This was for your son breaking up my house," but the victim responded, "I have no son."

Dumas allegedly fled in a white SUV. The victim told deputies Dumas tried to run him over in the process.

Deputies located a vehicle matching the description given by the victim, and made a traffic stop. The driver was wearing the clothes also described by the victim. Dumas was positively identified by the victim, was interviewed by detectives and subsequently arrested.