SARASOTA, Florida (NBC News) — A homeowner in Sarasota fends off armed robbers with a machete and the whole thing was caught on camera.
It started just before 5 a.m. Sunday. The homeowner and another person were sitting on their front porch when the unwelcome visitors arrived.
Around that time the Public Safety Communications Center received a report of a suspicious person armed with a rifle. That didn’t stop this homeowner from picking up whatever he could use as a weapon, including a machete.
Before deputies arrived the homeowner disarmed one suspect and held him until law enforcement got there.
Five suspects are in custody at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.