In a hilarious viral video, a would-be thief gets a taste of his own medicine.
In the video (shown below), a car pulls up outside a house on a suburban street. The alleged thief then jumps out of the car and runs across the yard. The thief grabs a package in front of the house and returns to his car with the homeowner trailing behind him.
Despite his efforts, the thief drops the package during his escape.
As the thief attempts to drive away, the homeowner reaches through the open window and grabs the female accomplice’s purse.
“My daughter said someone is running up to the house, I ran out and realized he was stealing something and chased him to the car,” the homeowner later told Claycord. “I reached into the window and tried to stop them, he didn’t care that I had her arm and when he started to drive off, I saw her purse and grabbed it.”
The man said he hoped there was an ID in the purse so that police could track both suspects.
"I was really hoping that when he got out, someone was going to steal his car," one Reddit user wrote.
Other social media users have been more suspicious of the video, with some suggesting that the video is simply a planned hoax.
The original video has been viewed over 600,000 times.
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