(WICHITA, Kan.)—Neighbors stop a burglary with a pitchfork.
It happened Saturday in the 2600 block of South Cheyenne. That's near Pawnee and Hillside.
Neighbors say they saw two teens inside a home where no one was supposed to be inside.
Officers were able to catch the teens thanks to a pitchfork.
"They took their opportunity, trouble is, it was the wrong time to take their opportunity," says Robert Craig who chased the teens out of the house.
Robert and his work partner, Joe Moore were getting ready for a job when they got the call.
It was a neighbor girl who called them to say she saw strangers inside another neighbors house.
Thinking quickly, the landscapers grabbed the only weapons they had: a shovel and a pitchfork from the back of Robert's truck.
The teens took off running, so did Robert and Joe.
"Tell me, what did you do?" asked Eyewitness News Reporter, Sia Nyorkor.
"I'm nervous. I'm on the phone with 911, I'm getting ready for someone to come over, I'm like, there they are, they're coming over now! I grab my pitchfork, I'm ready to throw it, he's down in the ravine, I just keep running. I'm past the fence, he's down and I go like that!" Moore says, demonstrating how he chased one of the burglars.
Joe says he's thankful he didn't actually hit anyone.
Police got there and arrested the teens. They were hiding in the neighborhood.
Robert says the true credit goes to the little girl who saw something suspicious and called for help.
"She told me exactly, I see robbers, I see robbers, they're in the window. She deserves 100% of the credit," says Craig smiling.
The whole neighborhood is reacting.
The Bennett boys live across the street. They have their own idea for punishment.
"I hope they make them clean it up because we do know they've already been arrested so make them to clean it up," says Montana Bennett.
Police say the teens ransacked the woman's house.
Neighbors tell us she's an elderly woman who recently took a fall and is away at rehab.