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Cth
11-11-2010, 08:43 AM
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Man Hits Fleeing Burglar With Pumpkin, Police Said

Giant Gourd Grounds Suspect

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Albuquerque police said Zack Bridges launched a pumpkin at the suspect at a home near Juan Tabo Boulevard and Copper Avenue. The giant gourd scattered all over the street after it hit the man in the head.

"He stole all kinds of my mom's jewelry and my money. He stole my mom's laptop," Bridges said. "I'm happy, that's a lot of money right now."'

When Bridges walked into his home on Sunday afternoon, his place was ransacked, police said.

"You can see where he kicked in the door," Bridges said.
The robbery victim said someone saw the culprit bolt to an Albertson's just feet away from his home. Bridges found the other man seconds later.

"He pulled a knife on me, and he just started running off, and I could have everything back. He thought I was just going to let him go," Bridges said.

Bridges said he wasn't going to the let the man get away. He ran after him for about a mile until they ended up on a side street. Then he picked up a giant pumpkin from a nearby back yard and threw it at the man's head.

Bridges said he held the suspect, who officers have identified as Joseph Ortega, on the ground until police arrived.

"It felt like it was out of a movie," Bridges said. "He fell down into the pumpkin, too, and he was spitting up pumpkin."

The pumpkin-tossing man said he hopes his form of vigilante justice is enough to make any burglars stay away.

Even though police admit that Bridges was helpful, they said you should never take the law into your own hands. There's always a chance that the suspect could retaliate, and you're putting your life on the line, police said.

Ortega is at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. He is charged with burglary, aggravated assault and drug possession.

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Ryan Elliott
11-11-2010, 09:11 AM
Wat

stevapalooza
11-11-2010, 09:16 AM
Aw man. Pumpkin bitches are at the bottom of the prison pecking order. I feel sorry for that guy