HOUSTON -- Neighbors in the Silverglenn North Subdivision helped catch two burglary suspects.

It happened on Sandlewood Trail just before 11a.m. Monday.

Rodney Wallace, the chairman of the neighborhood watch, said he was doing his usual patrol when he noticed suspicious activity.

"I was taking my normal patrol, like I do every morning. They were casing the houses, going around knocking on peoples' homes," said Wallace.

Wallace noticed two of the three men were not in the grey Cadillac they were in. He drove to his neighbor's house, who is a retired Houston police officer.

"I had first eyes on him, so I know I'm not equipped to carry any type of weapon or anything like that," said Wallace.

John, who only wanted to tell us his first name, says his training kicked right in.

"I kind of held him down. You don't go to a gun fight with a knife, so you never know," he said.

Even being armed with a gun, John called for more back up.

"I kind of recruited one of my neighbors that has a pretty large dog, had him come around, and said if they move, let the dog loose and let the dog handle it," said John.

The suspects were detained on the ground until officers got there.

"If you're home, if you see a see a suspicious individual going door to door, they're obviously not with a business, and if you feel like they're casing, call 911," said Sgt. J.T. Stamper with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Neighbors are thanking one another. Most importantly, their thankful to the Great Dane.

"Get a job or something, it pays off more than this would," said Wallace.

Neighbors were not able to get a plate to the grey Cadillac.

If you have any information about the third suspect, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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