Phoenix homeowner outsmarts burglars

Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 01:25:55-04

A Phoenix man's bold moves stopped two suspected burglars from stealing from his home last month.

Jonathan Zazueta and Cesar Valencia were arrested after police say the man caught them trying to steal tires.

"They were pulled up in an alley," said Carolyn Contreras, the man's girlfriend.

Contreras says her boyfriend happened to come home when the suspects were about to grab their last tire.

"He blocked them in the alley," said Contreras.

She says he grabbed the keys out of the suspects' truck. 

"At one point they even tried to bribe him. They told him they would give him everything they had if he didn't call the cops. But he knew he had to because they would do it again," said Contreras.

Contreras' boyfriend was able to hold the men until officers arrived and arrested them.

Authorities always advise you call police instead of confronting criminals.

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