Caught on CCTV: Man Captures Car Prowl Suspect by the Hair

Home surveillance footage shows a man chasing after a would-be car thief.

TACOMA, Wash. – A home surveillance system captured a brave resident standing up to a suspected car prowler.

Adam Ingram was unloading groceries in his home around 10 p.m. on July 28. When Ingram went back outside, he saw a man inside his car, KOMO News reports.

Surveillance video from another home shows Ingram chasing the man, as the suspect sprinted away from the scene.

Watch the chase:

The video also shows Ingram holding the suspect by the hair, pulling him back to where the man was first spotted. A neighbor then contacted the police.

The South Tacoma neighborhood has recently seen a spike in car prowls. Neighbors said they saw the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Alex Leeper, casing around their vehicles two weeks prior to the incident.

Leeper has three felony drug convictions, according to state records. He was given a citation for possession of stolen property, a police spokesman said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in municipal court on Aug. 6



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