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Vigilante justice rarely pans out, and it’s almost always a much better plan to let the men and women in blue do the job they’ve been extensively trained to do without getting involved. However, sometimes an individual embraces their inner Batman so well that they end up actually subduing criminals and becoming a hero themselves.

An unnamed California resident found his inner Batman recently after Aaron William Ashby allegedly stole his car. The victim woke up one morning sans his 1991 Honda Accord, so he filed a police report and took to Facebook to ask people to keep an eye out for it.

It wasn’t long before a friend of the victims spotted the car and began to tail it; the victim soon joined. A chase ensued and ended after Ashby collided with a curb hidden underneath a pile of leaves.

A release from the Anderson Police Department detailed what followed,

“Words were exchanged between Ashby and the victim, but Ashby would not wait for police to arrive. The victim tackled Ashby as he was trying to get away in an effort to affect a citizen’s arrest and hold him for police. A fight occurred, and Ashby was quickly subdued by the victim and the victim’s friends.”

Ashby was arrested at the scene and is being charged with felony vehicle theft, while the victim and company are off the hook.

Hopefully the Accord is still in working order, though it wouldn’t take much to total out a ’91.

H/T: Kyle Cheromcha

Related: Cops find a stolen Porsche, but the owner probably isn’t going to want it back

A car thief got way more than he bargained for when he stole an old Accord Anderson Police Department /Facebook:
Will Lewis About the author:
Will is an Atlanta native, who spends his time hiking with his dog, Marty, and seeing how deep he can submerge his Subaru in mud without ruining it; it’s more than he thought.
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