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.