Man Chases Suspected Thieves, Locks Them in Trunk

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By Alicia Barnes

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) _ Colleton County Sheriff's Deputies say a Walterboro man chased down two teenagers he thought were trying to steal from his truck and locked the two in his car trunk.

Authorities say 35-year-old Tommy Mixon has cameras installed near his home because of earlier thefts. An incident report states the alarm went off early Wednesday and Mixon saw two teens standing by his truck.

When the two ran, Mixon jumped into his car and started after them.

Deputies say when he found them, he pulled out his .357 revolver and made them get into the car's trunk. Mixon then drove them back to his house and called authorities.

The teenagers have been charged with trespassing.

No charges have been filed against Mixon. Deputies are continuing their investigation.

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