Police: Dallas man went back to bed after killing burglar 09/30/2019 12:49 pm PDT Comments KDVR / Dallas Police via KDVR: DALLAS (KDVR/AP) -- Authorities say a 72-year-old Dallas man fatally shot a suspected burglar behind his home and then went back to bed before finally calling police nearly two hours later. The Dallas Morning News reports James Michael Meyer has been charged with murder in the Thursday killing and was jailed on $150,000 bail as of Friday. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Meyer told police that he was awakened about 5 a.m. Thursday by noise outside and saw someone trying to break into his storage shed with a pickax. He says he grabbed his handgun, went outside and yelled at the person to stop and not come closer or else he'd shoot. Police say he told investigators the person took several steps toward him, so he fired and the burglar dropped his pickax and ran toward the park behind his home. MORE: Police: Dallas man went back to bed after killing burglar - KDVR #AP #Dallas #KDVR #Murder #Shooting #Texas Related Stories Ex-cop weeps testifying about fatal shooting of unarmed neighbor TV meteorologist arrested on child pornography charge Deanna Cook's 911 call prompts change to Texas system A social media feud led to the killing of a 9-year-old girl, police say Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.