When Army veteran and National Guardsman John Scott of Covert Township, Mich., received a call from his mother–in-law that his brother-in-law’s house had already been burglarized twice that day, Scott knew just what to do. That’s why he was waiting in the living room, .45 pistol in hand, when the thief showed up to haul off even more belongings.
When Scott pointed his gun at the thief and ordered him to stop, the man ran for the nearby woods. Undeterred, Scott chased him down and, with the help of a neighbor, tied the burglar up and held him until authorities arrived and took over.
Police continue to search for two more suspects involved in the break-ins. Scott suffered minor scratches, bruises and a bite mark in the struggle.