Intruders broke in to a northwest Omaha apartment early Monday morning and walked out with their hands full of valuables. But thanks to a quick response from the victim and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies, the suspects didn't get far.
Deputies arrested Bryan D. Clements and Carl Wells near 108th and Corby for burglary.
The victim, Don MacIsaac, was at home with his wife sleeping when the break-in occurred.
"The computer was sitting right here," said MacIsaac. "So they were a matter of four or five feet away from where we were sleeping."
After a long day of driving, MacIsaac and his wife had forgotten to lock their door before going to bed Sunday night. At about 2 a.m. burglars came in. And in a matter of seconds they stole his computer, wallet and his wife's purse.
"They were in and out in a hurry. It wasn't a matter that they came to stay. They came to grab what they could quickly and leave," he said.
The former army airborne ranger wasn't about to let them get away.
"They violated my home," he said. "They violated my home. And they weren't about ready to get away with it."
MacIsaac headed outside to find the culprits.
"When I came out I could see them run around the corner by the stairs. As soon as I came around the corner I saw them standing. I ran on the grass. I didn't have any shoes on. I ran on the grass north to try and catch them."
MacIsaac realized later that chasing the thieves could have been dangerous.
"Very grateful to God that I ended up in great shape after this. Because something serious could have happened," he said.
MacIsaac and his wife got back everything that was stolen.
He was also very grateful to the Douglas County Sheriff's deputies for their quick response.
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