Sitting watching TV with my wife our small dog suddenly growled at the front door. Muting the TV I could hear bumping noises on the front porch. Looking out of the small window of our front door I could see 2 individuals stealing stuff off that porch. I'm always armed at home and slipped thru the house to the large porch at the end of the house, went out and peeped around the corner at front porch where the thugs were busy gathering loot. Taking aim from about 10 yards with the Ruger American 45 I shot both individuals COM. The first hit dropped like a rock, the 2nd , apparently disoriented crawled across the porch to the front door. Walking over I pulled that individual away from the porch after a brief struggle and administered a head shot when he tried to rise. The relevant authorities inspected the scene , placed the bodies in my front yard for removal in the morning. Wife and I are not hurt and no charges are being filed. The dog was a bit unnerved. The individuals were identified as Smiley Walker, and his brother Slickbottom Willie Walker. who I had caught pilfering around here before and ran him off. Both locals. Scoundrels should have left the wifes birdfeeders alone. I'll toss the slick tails over the cliff in the morning.