Homeowner scares burglar away with frying pan in viral clip

Chicago, Illinois - A homeowner from Chicago sent a would-be burglar fleeing with the help of a trusty weapon... a frying pan!

Enraged, Jason Williams (r.) stormed out after the suspected burglar.
Enraged, Jason Williams (r.) stormed out after the suspected burglar.  © Collage: Screenshot/X/@bashido

According to ABC7, Jason Williams was on his way home from work, just minutes from his Logan Square home, when his burglar alarm sounded around 3:30 PM local time.

"Came in the house, I looked if there was an available weapon... there was a frying pan laying there, so I grabbed the frying pan, and at the same time the burglar came downstairs," Williams said.

Then, it was fight or flight, and he clearly opted for the former!

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A security video he posted on X shows Williams chasing a man in a blue shirt out of the house, armed with a frying pan.

After a short chase through the front yard, the suspected criminal flees through the gate.

Officers were able to arrest the troublemaker on the other side of the street. Chicago police had confirmed to the outlet that the suspect was taken into custody.

Jason Williams hit the man in the blue shirt with a frying pan.
Jason Williams hit the man in the blue shirt with a frying pan.  © Collage: Screenshot/X/@bashido
The suspected burglar (r.) apparently got a good beating with the frying pan before police caught him.
The suspected burglar (r.) apparently got a good beating with the frying pan before police caught him.  © Collage: Screenshot/X/@bashido

"This could have had a different ending, and I'm glad it had a good one," Williams said. "My wife's not happy about the decision I made... probably wouldn't do it again, but it is what it is."

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/X/@bashido

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