Wednesday afternoon a Jefferson County, Alabama woman received a call from a friend that there was a tow truck on her property and it was loading up one of her cars. The woman and several friends went to investigate - and caught two thieves in the act.
One of the friends pulled his firearm and ordered the men to stay still and leave everything exactly as it was until deputies arrived. When deputies made it to the scene they found the car hooked to the tow truck with the bed tilted and ready to load the car.
A second car had already been taken. Deputies found a receipt from a scrap metal facility for the second car on one of the suspects. Jimmy Russell Smith, 25, of Forestdale, and Evan Letorrance Rucker, 27, were taken into custody and charged with first degree property theft.