(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A Center Point man who found a burglar in his home Wednesday didn't just startle the intruder, but also sprang into action and detained the suspect.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a man was at his home on Dogwood Lane asleep with his infant child just before noon, when he awoke to find a man in his kitchen attempting to leave with his television. Upon seeing the homeowner, the burglar allegedly dropped the television and tried to flee.
"The victim chased him and caught him in the back yard. The suspect fought with the victim, but was unable to get away. No one was injured," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Deputies arrived and found the victim standing over the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Deontre Johnson, of Birmingham. Johnson faces burglary and theft charges.
The victim reported that there were also two other suspects in the yard, but they fled before deputies arrived.
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