Man Held Down Burglar Until Deputies Arrived: Officials

Authorities say Michael Hai chased the burglars out of his apartment and eventually caught one of them.

Sunday, Apr 21, 2013  |  Updated 11:31 AM EDT
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Authorities say a southwest Florida man caught a burglar who broke into his apartment and held him down until deputies arrived.

Manatee County Sheriff's officials said 28-year-old Michael Hai woke up Saturday morning and found two men burglarizing his apartment. Hai chased them out of the apartment and eventually caught one of them.

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Authorities said Hai held 19-year-old James Martin until deputies arrived. The second suspect fled in a silver car.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that electronics taken from Hai's apartment reportedly were dropped outside and recovered. 

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