Tualatin resident holds suspected thief at gunpoint
While waiting for police to arrive on Monday, the victim fired a warning shot at suspect Chester John Friday, who was later arrested
According to Tualatin Police, a resident stopped a suspected car thief on Monday by drawing his gun and holding the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.
It was just after midnight on Monday when police received a call about a man attempting to steal items from inside a vehicle in the 17900 block of Sioux Court.
When the car's owner noticed what was happening and confronted the man later identified as Chester John Friday, 24, of Tualatin Friday was allegedly inside a neighbor's car attempting to steal more items
While his wife called police, the victim drew a handgun and pointed it at Friday.
According to police, Friday charged at the victim, prompting the victim to fire a warning shot into the ground. Friday then ran from the scene.
Tualatin Police, along with the assistance of Tigard Police K-9 and King City Police, located Friday a short distance away. He was arrested without incident.
Friday is charged with three counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and one count of third-degree theft.
He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.