|Published:||Nov 12, 2010 11:40 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 12, 2010 8:08 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Carribean Boulevard was anything but paradise on Thursday.
"That's pretty scary. That's really scary," said Donna Bunn.
Bunn say her quiet street in Fort Myers Shores was rattled with a brazen, broad daylight crime.
According to a Lee County Sheriff's office arrest report, Barry Burdette broke into this home Thursday.
He smashed a window, but go into the home through a back door.
The commotion tipped off a brave neighbor, Esra Torres.
"I heard the sound of gas breaking. I went to investigate," Torres said.
Torres is a Marine, so he had no problem taking action.
When he got to his next door neighbor's home, he knew something was wrong.
First he called 9-1-1. Then went inside the home.
"I came up face to face with the burglar,' Torres said.
Facing Burdette, Torres chased him down.
"It's instinct. I just acted," Torres said about his actions.
The two ran through yards and jumped bushes.
Burdette was able to briefly escape.
But a block away on Lily Road, he was confronted by a sheriff's deputy.
The two struggled, but the deputy was able to handcuff Burdette and arrest him.
Torres says he's glad he was able to help.
"I just did what I thought should have been done by anyone else," he said.
The arrest report states, Burdette had stolen jewelry from the home.
WINK News did some digging and found out Burdette is also a registered sex offender.
He's also been charged with multiple burglaries in the past.
Right now, he's at the Lee County Jail.
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