Video shows Mira Mesa neighbor taking on burglary suspects

Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 20:48:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Ring video captured a man leaping into action, after an incident at a neighbor's Mira Mesa home.

Just off Parkdale Avenue, Rod Hutty ran to the front yard in his sandals and saw some frantic neighbors last Wednesday afternoon.

"I heard a scream and two women came out. One had a stick and shouted, 'Stop,'" said Hutty. 

Video shows what happened next. Hutty says he spotted a man in his early 20s, who started running.

"My adrenaline kicked in. I knew something was wrong. I shouted at him," said Hutty.

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Hutty gave chase. He saw another man running in a different direction, causing Hutty to go after him. What isn't seen on camera is Hutty catching up to him.

"I went like this and he went like this, and grabbed him and almost took him to the ground. Then he got away," said Hutty.

Hutty chased them for a bit, before heading back to get his bike. He never saw them again. Witnesses spotted a blue minivan picking up the two men. Hutty later got a visit from the Eggum family, receiving a big "thank you." Hutty's cousin placed the video on the Neighbors by Ring app.

"Did the best he could ... appreciate neighbors helping out," said Gordon Eggum.

Eggum says his wife saw the two men lurking in the backyard after hopping the fence. He believes it's the same men who broke into their home a week prior, stealing cash and jewelry.

Hutty's aunt told 10News it was "kind of a stupid act," because they may have been armed, but it shows Hutty has a big heart. 

If you have any information on the case, call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.