Woman to Burglars: Put Down My Flat Screen!

By Omar Villafranca
|  Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009  |  Updated 5:51 PM EDT
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Woman Chases Intruders

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Alisa Sample says one of the men arrested in connection with the burglary had played junior high football with her son and spent the night at her house.

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Alisa Sample loves her 61-inch flat-screen TV, so when she caught two men trying to walk out of her house with it, she wasn't about to let it happen without a fight.

"I knew something was wrong when I saw two bodies bend down and try and hide behind the car,"  Sample said.

Police said the two burglars had already hit the house once earlier in the night. They were spotted when they came back a second time for the flat screen.

The two men dropped the TV when they were spotted and jumped in their car.

Sample and her boyfriend, David Broussard, followed them. During the chase, Alisa called 911.

The homeowner said her adrenaline was pumping.

"I wanted to jump out of the car and get them, but my boyfriend held me back," she said.

In the 911 call, Sample can be heard calling out the car's license plate and giving dispatchers a play-by-play of the chase. Click here to listen to the 911 call.

When the two men pulled into a deadend street, police had caught up to them. One man ran away, and another gave up.

Police arrested 17-year-old Issac Greenwood and 19-year-old Matthew Madsen. North Richland Hills police said both men will be charged as adults with burglary.

Sample said she's known Greenwood for a few years. He played junior high football with her son and had even spent the night over at her house a few times when he was younger.

"For him to repay me this way was really sick to my stomach," she said. "It made me sick." 

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