EDGEWATER, Md. - An Edgewater man caught a burglar in the act and held him down until police arrived Saturday afternoon.
Brandon Stewart told police he was watching television in his living room at his home in the 1400 block of Shesley Place when he saw a suspicious man in his driveway. He went outside to look for the man and found him in the garage holding an item in his waist. Stewart, thinking the intruder could be armed, threw the suspect to the ground.
Stewart then yelled to his family for help. His wife called 911 while his 8-year-old son ran to a neighbor’s house to get help. The neighbor assisted in detaining the suspect until police arrived.
Police arrested Matthew Chrismer, 29, and charged him with 1 st and 3 rd degree burglary.
Officers said Chrismer took alcohol and food from the garage refrigerator.
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