A man wearing only his underwear and brandishing an ax handle chased a burglar out of his home and down his driveway before thinking better of it.

"I can't be chasing this guy clear into Silt in my underwear," Jose Sedillo told himself, and went back inside to call 911.

Sedillo, 46, who lives roughly four miles outside this western Colorado town, said he was dozing in his shorts, a T-shirt and socks Monday afternoon when he heard noises and an intruder opened his bedroom door.

"I jumped up. He looked me right in the eye. I reached for my bat, and off to the races we went," Sedillo said. He said his "bat" is actually the hickory handle of a pick ax.

After Sedillo called 911, Garfield County deputies arrested two suspects. Sedillo identified one as the man who barged into his bedroom.

Sedillo said about $250 in cash is missing from his house, but after dashing outside in his underwear, he's glad about one thing.

"It's a good thing they weren't thongs, eh?" he said.