A&M regent attempts to shoot burglar who broke into his Houston home

HOUSTON, Tex. (KBTX)- Texas A&M Regent and Houston mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee says he pulled a handgun on a burglar who broke into his River Oaks mansion early Monday morning.

In a post on social media, Buzbee said he tried to shoot the thief, but his gun misfired.

"Luckily, I was armed, and ran the subject out of my home, and but for the fact that my weapon misfired, I would have shot one of them," said Buzbee.

Buzbee's son and daughter were home during the break-in, and he says it's possible a second burglar was part of the crime.

"I'm a bit shaken up by this," Buzbee said. "We are still trying to determine what all these scumbags stole from me, but the most important thing to me is that my kids weren't hurt."

"I can replace art and watches and all of that foolishness. I can't replace my family. Too many times in this city people lose family members to crime. I was lucky," said Buzbee.