A couple in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, were able to halt a burglary attempt after they sat on the suspect.
Robert Barnes, 28, reportedly broke into the couple’s home after using a brick to break a window. The couple, John, 85, and Susan, 57, were alerted to Barnes’ presence after Susan saw a light from her husband’s railroad collection room.
Susan called police while John confronted the robber. John, a former railroad worker and hip replacement recipient, managed to put Barnes, armed with a butter knife, into a bear hug. Barnes escaped, ripping the phone from Susan, but falling to the ground. At this point both John and Susan sat on him, restraining him until police arrived.