Cape Town - A suspect got the fright of his life on Tuesday when he tried to burgle a house in Strandfontein, only to find the homeowner filming him as he tried to break in.
Video footage of the incident in Borzia Street went viral on social media and crimefighters rushed to lock down the Cape Flats community in the hopes of catching the suspects.
In the video, a white Toyota Quantum van with tinted windows is seen driving slowly down the road and stopping at a house.
The homeowner holds the camera behind the net curtain and when a man is seen getting out of the taxi, the owner runs through the house to a bedroom to get a better view.
The house does not have a gate or fence and the suspect approaches the front door within seconds, taking a crowbar out of his jacket and attempts to break open the security gate. The owner then shouts at him: “Hello! Ja, I got you!”