Rarely does the victim of an auto burglary see the suspect commit the crime. It’s even rarer for the victim to catch, detain, and notify police, but that’s just what happened.
On 10-07-11 around 1045 a.m. a man working on a retail construction project observed a young man enter his car. The victim quickly ran to his vehicle and confronted the young man. The car owner detained the suspect and called police.
Police arrived and took the suspect into custody. As police were investigating the incident, a second suspect was located and taken into custody, as well.
It turns out the two were out of gas and decided to go through vehicles in the area looking for loose change to buy some. They were eventually released to the custody of the Johnson County Jail to await their first appearance.