Video: Santa Fe firefighter catches thief in the act

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Video captured the moment a Santa Fe firefighter caught a thief in the act.

Miguel Rivas woke up Monday morning to get a drink of water and saw the suspect, 28-year-old Derek Martinez, taking his fire equipment out of his car.

Rivas grabbed his shotgun and his two Pitbull-mix dogs. The video shows he kept Martinez there until officers arrived.

Officers also found a crack pipe on the suspect.

Martinez has a long criminal history.

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