Â Â Â Â Â When Isaiah Luke came outside and found a burglar in his yard, he says he to make a split-second decision-- Run back inside or confront the burglar.
Â Â Â Â And he chose the latter.
Â Â Â Â Isaiah says he saw his neighbor-- 53-year-old Winston Johnson-- trying to steal his lawnmower.Â So he tried to grab the it away from Johnson... but Johnson pushed him backward.
Â Â Â Â He says he stood up to the thief because his lawnmower is important to him.Â He and his brother run a lawn care business.
Â Â Â Â "During the summer we run a successful business...and I did not want it to go," Isaiah said.
Â Â Â Â Â After pushing Isaiah, he says Johnson ran away.Â But Isaiah wasn't going to let him get away.
Â Â Â Â Â He told his older brother jacob to catch him.
Â Â Â Â Â "He said the dude ran that way! The dude ran that way!.....I just hopped on my bike and started riding," Jacob Luke said.
Â Â Â Â Meanwhile, his mom called the police.
Â Â Â Â Once jacob spotted the suspect and figured out where he was going, he, Isaiah and their mom hopped in the van and sped off to Able Body Labor here on the corner of 8th Avenue and Waldo Road to wait until the suspect was arrested.
Â Â Â Â "The fact that I had a visual on the guy, I was not going to let him out of my sight until the police showed up," Jennifer Berish, the boys' mother said.
Â Â Â Â "These two young boys, this middle schooler and this high school student helped us to identify the suspect and we arrested him," Capt. Ed Book, Gainesville Police Department, said.
Â Â Â Â The brothers say catching the suspect was a team effort.
Â Â Â Â "I'm grateful to have my brother," Isaiah said.
Â Â Â Â Â "That's what family is for," Jacob said.
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