Citizen's Arrest

Published: Jul. 17, 2015 at 1:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2015 at 3:11 PM CDT
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Caleb Andrew San Miguel
Caleb Andrew San Miguel

Amarillo, TX - It's a situation most of us would never want to come face to face with, having your car stolen. For Shawn Currier, it went a little something like this.

"I saw him on my home security camera and I thought it might be my son out there. My wife told me that my son was at church. So, then I grabbed my pistol and came to the front door and caught him outside in the act," said Currier.

Currier's home surveillance video shows him holding the suspect at gunpoint for a few minutes until police arrive. Currier says his neighbor across the street came to help, followed by several Amarillo Police officers.

"I had a lot of adrenaline. I was scared and mad," said Currier.

Currier believes the suspect was trying to steal his 2012 black Honda Accord. He adds not only was he protecting his car, but his family.

"Nobody knows what's going on in this guy's head," said Currier.

20-year-old Caleb Andrew San Miguel was booked into the Randall County Jail Wednesday night for Criminal Trespassing. According to Randall County's records, San Miguel was already in jail earlier Wednesday on a previous charge.

Currier says burglaries happen often in his neighborhood, but he has a warning for potential thieves.

"Thieves, don't come around here. There's a lot of homeowners here with guns, we're locked and loaded," said Currier.

Amarillo Police say they do encourage people to protect their property, but to make sure they do it in a safe way.