UW students took matters into their own hands Saturday night, catching a burglar in their downtown apartment.
Three burglars struck the home of seven roommates while they were at a neighbor?s house on Lathrop Street watching the Wisconsin Badger game Saturday night, according to Madison police.
UW senior Matt DeBoer said one of his roommates looked out a window and spotted someone walking around his room that they didn't recognize.
DeBoer, his roommates and neighbors went to check out the situation and found three men stealing electronics. DeBoer grabbed one of the burglars and his roommates held him until police arrived.
"I just grabbed him and he tried to run," said DeBoer. "Thankfully, my friends were right behind me, so they were able to help restrain him and we called the cops. We were able to catch one of them and no one was hurt, thankfully."
Police said one burglar jumped off a second-floor balcony and another fled out a door.