After several hours of trying to coax the man down with water and e-cigarettes, police finally convinced the barefoot man to climb down out of the tree.
The homeowner pulled out his own gun and fired two shots. The burglar ran away.
The homeowner confronted the intruder after he broke into a residence in the 5600 block of Maple.
No charges announced against homeowner.
Kenya Ealy says she returned home after an errand and found the man frying bacon in her kitchen.
Police say his motive was to break into garages and steal anything of value.