GRANITE BAY, California – A mother from Granite Bay returned to her house last week and found out she had been plundered – and the alleged thief was still on the property.
"The house is looted and there are clothes and papers everywhere," said Julie Rux.
Rux said she saw her bags at the corner, filled as she turned into her street.
Then she saw her bin.
"It was on the edge of the drive with some of my husband's guns, hunting rifles, and I went," Okay, that's really not right, "she told FOX40 over the phone.
Rux said as she drove to her house, the alleged thief, known as Richard Holesapple, came out of her home.
She did not think twice about chasing him. Her daughter Maddie joined the fight as she turned onto the road and saw the fight.
"My daughter jumped out of her truck and we both attacked and rolled him," Rux said.
Holesapple managed to escape the women.
Neighbor Paul Moresi said he could not believe what he saw.
"There were probably eight or ten policemen on the street," Moresi said. "Dogs, guns."
Seven Hours in the Chase Around the Neighborhood Rux's son, Jared, said he spotted Holesapple at four in the morning just before he was caught in a neighbor's field.
Moresi was still watching.
"I do not know why he did not leave the area. He had many opportunities to go. It does not make sense that he did not go because he was here for hours after the first contact, "Moresi said.
When he was in custody, Rux said she realized that when she was fighting Holesapple she had her out of her bedroom. It was found on the field where he was caught.
"It probably was not the smartest one," she said.
But as a horse trainer, she said it was not very scary.
"If you pick up big animals every day, a little guy is not as tall as you deal with on a daily basis," she said.