Watch: Two Men Stop Thief Running Off With 82-Year-Old Woman's Purse (Video)

| by Lisa Fogarty

Two men in La Habra, California, are being hailed as "superheroes" after they jumped out of their car Monday after witnessing a man allegedly stealing the purse of an 82-year-old woman. The men then chased the thief down.

The unidentified men were caught on a surveillance video trapping the man with their car and getting out of their vehicle to confront him after he ran off with the woman's purse while she was walking home from church, reports KTLA 5.

A witness says he saw the men slam the suspect, 25-year-old Alfredo Lezama, against a car and grab the woman's purse out of his hands. The elderly woman reportedly attempted to chase down Lezama herself, but the witness says she would have never gotten her purse back if not for the good Samaritans.

Lezema has since been arrested, but police are still trying to find out the identities of the men who helped capture him in order to both thank them and ask for their help in the investigation. 

Source: KTLA 5/Photo Credit: YouTube