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One way to stop a burglar is to sit on him

Albuquerque police say a man who spotted a suspect breaking into his Chevy Tahoe SUV, like the ones above, chased him down, caught him, and sat on him until authorities arrived.
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(CBS/AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say an Albuquerque man stopped a would-be car burglar by chasing him down, and sitting on him until authorities arrived.

KOAT-TV reports that a newly released police video showed Rene Huerta sitting on top of burglary suspect Michael Chavez earlier this month after Huerta said he caught Chavez breaking into his Chevy Tahoe.

According to the criminal complaint, Huerta heard his alarm going off and then saw two men rummaging through his SUV.

Police said Huerta chased the suspect, fought with him and then sat on him until officers arrived.

Chavez - the alleged perp - is heard telling police "thank you!" when officers arrived and got Huerta off of him.

Chavez was charged with auto burglary.

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