Dragging the suspect back by his ponytail. (Image source: KOMO-TV)
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"How dare you violate me like that."
A suspected car prowler picked the wrong vehicle to sneak into Tuesday night.
You see, Adam Ingram of South Tacoma has been working out and wasn't about to let someone burglarize his car.
"I've been to the gym, too. I been working out lately, so I was able to go get him, apprehend him and bring him back," Ingram told KOMO-TV.
Ingram was unloading groceries into his house around 10 p.m. earlier this week when he went back outside and saw a man in his car, the interior lights revealing his face.
Surveillance video from another home shows the man, later identified as 23-year old Alex Leeper, sprinting away from the scene and Ingram in close pursuit.
Watch the chase:
"How dare you violate me like that," Ingram told the news station of the anger he felt when he took off after Leeper.
Grabbing Leeper's ponytail, Ingram "snatched him back" and then "had a little speech with him that he shouldn't be stealing," he told KOMO.
Other neighbors said a man who looked like Leeper, who has three drug-related convictions, was casing around their cars recently as well.
"I was just at the right time at the right place and I was able to catch the guy — hopefully to send a message to him and his guys: don't go down that block," Ingram told KOMO. "To all you thieves, be very careful what you're doing out here. Sometimes it's not as easy as somebody carrying you back by your hair. It could be a body bag."
Watch KOMO's report:
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