A Manatee County homeowner caught a burglar in the act and held him at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived to take him into custody, according to an arrest report.
Deputies say Joseph Scott entered the homeowner’s garage in the 25000 block of State Road 64 East and was caught rummaging through shelves just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the report, the homeowner’s son spotted a “strange green bicycle and a red back pack,” near the garage and alerted his father.
Deputies say the homeowner grabbed his gun and found Scott inside the garage and ordered him to stay still. The homeowner asked Scott what he was doing and Scott pointed to a pile of wood he had been taking from the garage and placing outside, according to the report.
The homeowner said Scott wasn’t making a lot of sense as he tried to question him further so he continued to hold him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
Scott was booked into the Manatee County jail on a felony burglary charge and remains in custody pending a future court date.