This is the moment a brave homeowner ‘chokeslammed’ a thief to the ground – after catching him breaking into his car.
Yusuf Nabil raced out of his house after realising David Webb was stealing the stereo from his Honda.
A scuffle ensued in which Webb, 33, swung a punch and missed before Mr Nabil grabbed hold of him, picked him up and slammed him to the ground.
The entire incident was caught on CCTV and Webb admitted theft, going equipped for theft and assault with intent to resist arrest at Bristol Crown Court.
Nicholas O’Brien, prosecuting, said: “Mr Nabil looked at his security camera. He could see the defendant and he decided to go on watching.
“The defendant went onto the drive and into the Honda. The defendant was wearing a black jacket with the hood up.
“Mr Nabil left his house and asked him ‘What are you doing?’ The defendant said ‘I’m not doing anything’.”
The recorder watched the footage captured on the security camera in Easton, Bristol, at 7.10am on November 12 last year.
Webb told police he had been looking for something to eat.
Leanne Woodman, defending, said: “When he watched the CCTV he couldn’t believe it was him.
“He said: ‘For what I’ve done, I’m not really good with words, but I’m ashamed of myself’.”
Recorder Jo Martin handed him a 12-week suspended prison sentence at the hearing on Friday (08/07).
She told Webb: “When Mr Nabil confronted you, you had a screwdriver in your hand and you threatened him.
“It is of huge relief to everybody that you didn’t make good that threat to him.
“You ultimately came off worse. You’ll forgive me If I don’t express sympathy; actions have consequences.”
Webb was ordered to have rehabilitation and pay £100 compensation.