The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street – on the way back from another break-in.
The Wyatt family’s surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday.
Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects’ Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
Mr Wyatt, his wife Sarah, and two other relatives ordered them out of the car – apparently full of stolen goods – and held them at gunpoint until police arrived.
According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian, officers received the 911 call on Sunday afternoon while they were interviewing the victims of another burglary.
When they reached Mr Wyatt and his detainees, they found the computer monitor, trumpet, knife collection and jewelry that the second victim reported missing.