Linda Carr, 63, of Center Harbor, N.H.came home to find a man walking out of her bedroom with a backpack.
He tried to walk past her, but she grabbed him and made him empty his pockets, which contained her jewelry and prescription medication.
Police arrived minutes later and arrested the suspect.
Carr said she told the man "You sit there and stay there and don't you move." He replied, "`I won't."
Twenty-nine-year-old Richard Royea was arraigned on a burglary charge and released on $25,000 bail.