Alaskan car thief caught in the act in citizens arrest

Citizens on patrol

A NEIGHBOURHOOD community in Alaska detained a suspected car thief who was apparently trying to make off with a local resident’s SUV.

Three neighbours took matters into their own hands after observing the man breaking into the vehicle, blocking the Jeep in its driveway with their own trucks.

Though the attempted theft wasn’t caught on camera, a mobile phone video recorded by one of the neighbours shows the suspect still sitting in the vehicle. The neighbours, apparently unfazed by the situation, are heard mocking their detainee.

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They also captured the moment local Anchorage Police Department officers arrived at scene to formally arrest the miscreant.

Credit: Kevin Price via Storyful