Cris Maradiaga and his wife were heading to bed when they heard two loud crashes. The first sound was a car going through a wall surrounding their home. The second was a car going through their guest bedroom where a friend was sleeping.
“I came out and there were two guys that were trying to get in through the house,” Maradiaga told KTLA-TV 5 in Los Angeles. After Maradiaga and his wife checked on their newborn, he went to confront the intruders. “I went and got my gun and kept the guy here until the police got here, which was like a minute after.”
Police had attempted to pull the car over for a violation earlier, but the driver sped away and eventually crashed into the Fountain Valley home. In addition to the suspect held by Maradiaga, three others were tracked down and arrested. Three firearms, cocaine and meth were found in the car, which had been stolen.