Tuesday night when he was about to go to sleep, someone broke into his Norfolk home.
"It sounded like somebody ran in to the house with a car," Wood said.
The 74-year-old jumped up, like a much younger man, to check on his wife.
"So I got up to find out what had happened, and there he was standing in the den with my wife with a gun on her. He saw me and told me to come in so I did."
A towering, heavy-set masked man had broken down the back door and inside Wood's den, started demanding he open a safe.
"We don't have a safe," Wood said. "We're not rich and he kept saying it and she finally backed me up and said we don't have a safe."
The man realized he had the wrong house and left.
Wood came out to see where the masked man was running, and that's when the man shot a couple times at the 74-year-old, telling him to get back inside.
Solving the case will be tough since the man had a mask on.
Police may have had more to work with if only his security system had been working at the time.