La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- What would you do if you learned someone was in the act of stealing your property?
Two La Crosse men reacted quickly, confronted the thief and held him until police arrived.
It was just before 11 PM Wednesday night, when victor Galloway heard breaking glass just behind his apartment building
"I looked out the window and seen some guys climbing through the window of the camper," Galloway said.
Victor went to get his neighbor David, who owns the trailer. David got grabbed his gun and the two went to confront the intruder.
"We caught the perpetrator; we caught the guy coming out of the camper," Galloway said. "He didn't want to come out so we had to physically pull him out."
"He had no weapons, so we got him out of there, pinned him to the ground and started to call the police," David said.
After Victor had the suspect on the ground and David had drawn his weapon, he still wasn't willing to give up. He ran through this small space, and Victor was holding on to his shirt and was pulled through with him.
"I just kept him in a headlock while Dave had his firearm on him until the police came," Galloway said.
And while David was ready to defend his property, he was concerned for the safety of the intruder.
"I've made my living my whole life with weapons and I don't' care to discharge them at people," David said.
David says in these situations you have to stay calm. If you lose your cool, you lose your advantage.
The suspect, 20-year old Graham Ness faces a number of charges as a repeat offender and is held on a $500,000 cash bond.
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