Staten Island man recalls moment he caught alleged burglar on doorbell cam, raced home to confront
A Staten Island homeowner took matters into his own hands when he caught a man on his doorbell camera creeping around his home. The suspected burglar was swiftly arrested after a brawl ensued between him and the homeowner. Christian Schlagler, 26, was on his way to play pickleball in Brooklyn when he received a motion alert on his phone and saw the live footage of a man in front of his house on Saturday morning. He quickly turned his car around and called the police, believing that someone was trying to rob him. By the time he returned home, the man appeared to have broken in through a back door, swiping a bag of items from the laundry room. Schlagler confronted the man, and they got into a physical altercation before the suspect fled from the property. The homeowner chased him a couple of blocks before police arrived and arrested the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Seth Flint. Flint was charged with burglary following his arrest, according to the NYPD.
What happened to the suspected burglar?
The suspected burglar, identified as Seth Flint, was arrested and charged with burglary by the NYPD.
Did the homeowner get hurt?
The homeowner, Christian Schlagler, did not suffer any serious injuries during the brawl with the suspected burglar.
What did the suspect steal from the home?
The suspect, Seth Flint, was seen on camera swiping a bag of items from the homeowner’s laundry room.
Was anyone else involved in the incident?
No, only the homeowner and suspected burglar were involved in the incident.
Staten Island Resident Recollects the Moment He Captured an Alleged Burglar on His Doorbell Camera and Rushed Home to Confront Them.
A Staten Island man captured a suspected burglar on his doorbell camera, then raced home to confront him, leading to the man’s arrest. Christian Schlagler was en route to Brooklyn for a pickleball game when he received a motion alert from his camera, showing live footage of a man lurking outside his house. Concerned, Schlagler called the police and drove home, only to find the suspect had broken in and stolen a bag of items. Schlagler said he “wanted to address the incident and confront the guy,” and they brawled for a few minutes before the suspect fled. Schlagler gave chase and police later apprehended the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Seth Flint. Flint was charged with burglary following his arrest.