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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.