Alvin Cleere doesn't beat around the bush with it.
"I'm nosy. I'm a nosy guy," he told KFOR-TV.
But for a rural neighborhood in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, having a nosy neighbor paid off.
According to the news station, Cleere, who has lived in the area for 47 years, saw an unfamiliar white pickup truck at a neighbor's home. Cleere stopped and looked in the back of the truck bed. Inside, he saw a mattress and fixtures like a kitchen sink.
That's when Cleere took out his handgun because "that kind of helps out a little bit; I’m too old to fight anymore" and held up the suspected robber until the authorities arrived, the news station reported.
"He kind of had a deer in the headlights look and knew he was caught," Cleere told KFOR of the alleged thief.
Given that this isn't his first citizens arrest, Cleere shared a message with KFOR for those looking to cause trouble in his neck of the woods.
"Just go somewhere else. Dont come out east of Shawnee and everything will be good," he said.
Watch KFOR's report: