Burglar caught by homeowner identified

Gilbert Nunez forced to ground by homeowner until police arrived

Author: Matt Rivers, Video Journalist, mrivers@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:10:40 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2013 05:44:53 PM CST
Gilbert Nunez
SAN ANTONIO -

An alleged thief has likely broken into his last home for a while.

Gilbert Nunez was charged with burglary of a habitation with force, after he was arrested Saturday.

How he was arrested, however, is a story that's spreading all over the U.S.

Paul Cavazos said he'd seen Nunez before, so when he saw him walk out of his neighbors home with a TV, he knew he had to do something.

"So I ran upstairs, grabbed my shotgun, and confronted him," said Cavazos.

Cavazos recently installed security cameras were rolling as he came out of his front door, pointed the shotgun at Nunez, and force him to the ground.

That's where he stayed until police showed up and arrested him.

Several national news outlets, including ABC World News with Diana Sawyer and Inside Edition have contacted KSAT 12 about airing the video nationwide.