Man stops thief by sitting on him, police say

9:25 am | October 23, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man stopped a would-be car burglar by sitting on the perpetrator until authorities arrived.

KOAT-TV reported that a newly released police video showed Rene Huerta sitting on top of burglary suspect Michael Chavez earlier this month after Huerta said he caught Chavez breaking into his truck.

According to the criminal complaint, Huerta heard his alarm going off then saw two men rummaging through his SUV. Police said Huerta chased Chavez, fought with him and then sat on him until officers arrived.

Chavez is heard telling police “thank you!” when officers arrived and got Huerta off of him

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