BUCKINGHAM, Fla. - A Buckingham homeowner arms himself with a gun during an attempted burglary Wednesday.

The victim, who did not want to be identified, told deputies he heard loud banging around his house at approximately 4:52 p.m.

The homeowner says he armed himself with a firearm and approached the three suspects, who then fled on foot.

Lee County deputies arrived on scene and located the suspects, one of which was hiding in nearby bushes.

Authorities arrested, Chantel Pynckel, Michael Omer Naly and Ashraf Mohammed for burglarizing an occupied dwelling.