Published: Jul 04, 2013 4:11 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 04, 2013 6:28 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 13-year-old sprung into action when a thief tried to break into the garage of his home.

Lee Fleming says he noticed the crook through a window around 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

The teenager claims he then rushed outside to chase him away and down Hibiscus Lane.

"I looked out the window and he kind of crouched down so I went out to see and when I went to chase him, he hopped the fence on me," said Fleming.

Family members claim the burglar made off with a bicycle.

Deputies took over the scene shortly after.

"Its my family so I had to take care of it and be a man of the house," said Fleming.

So far no arrests have been made.