A man who was allegedly "acting like Ned Kelly" firing shots in Melbourne's western outskirts has been charged with firearms and burglary offences.
Police said the 27-year-old drove a stolen vehicle to a property on Beattys Road, Bonnie Brook, just after 8am on Wednesday and gained access to a shed.
In there, he allegedly used a crowbar to prise open a safe containing guns, and also got hold of ammunition.
He was charged on Wednesday with 16 offences, including conduct endangering life, burglary, theft of motor vehicle and firearms crimes.
Inside a nearby home Emin Fikret, 60, woke and confronted the stranger.
"I said to him 'what are you doing?' He looked at me and said 'I'm shooting'. He had a .22 in his hand," Mr Fikret told reporters on Wednesday.
"I said to him 'keep shooting mate' and I walked out."
Mr Fikret said he went back inside the house to tell his partner what he had seen, and heard gunshots, "tick, tick," outside the shed.
"I am sure he just got the gun. He was just calm. He knew what to do," he said.
"He was acting like Ned Kelly, holding two guns together."
Mr Fikret, who has lived at the property for more than 20 years, said the man "was out of his mind".
Police arrested the Melton man at the property and a tow truck removed a dual cab ute and caravan from the Bonnie Brook property.
The man has been remanded to appear in Sunshine Magistrates' Court on Thursday.