'Boy Meets World' Star Stops Burglary at 91: 'Never Mess With Mr. Feeny'

The actor, whose real name is William Daniels, invited Inside Edition to his home to see where the scary incident took place.

The famed Mr. Feeny is being praised for foiling a burglary

"Boy Meets World" star William Daniels, 91, and his wife, 89-year-old Bonnie Bartlett, were able to scare off a would-be robber who broke into their home on Saturday. 

Daniels invited Inside Edition to his San Fernando Valley, California, house to see the scene of the crime.

Daniels said he and Bartlett awoke to the sound of glass shattering as the thief kicked in the bottom of their back door. 

"We hear 'pow, pow, pow,'" the actor said. "Bonnie yelled and I turned on the light."

What happened next has become the stuff of legend. In reality, the burglar just ran, said Daniels. But you wouldn't know that online, where tales of Mr. Feeny's heroism are sweeping the web. 

"My favorite version was that I grabbed him by the neck, threw him down, 'bang, bang, bang,'" Daniels said, miming throwing punches, "picked him up, 'bang, bang, bang,' and then he fled."

His words of advice for any potential future thieves? 

"Never mess with Mr. Feeny," he said.