Late at night, with a knife, the robber sneaked in...
but then got clobbered with a bowling pin.
I'm not making this up:
"Romeoville Police Commander John Ferdinardo said a married couple with a child were sleeping at the time, but the husband got up after hearing a noise in the house. The husband then spotted the intruder who was holding a knife and hit him on the head with a souvenir bowling pin."
If he wanted to have any chance at all,
he should have brought a bowling ball!