Frightening moments Friday morning for a College Station teenager when two burglars broke in while he was home alone.
It turns out his quick thinking led to the capture of one of the suspected crooks.
It was a morning 14-year-old Karlo Capareda won't ever forget.
"When they came in and I saw their shadow through the window I just decided it's not a good idea to stay here and see what's gonna happen," said Karlo Capareda, a College Station Middle School 8th Grader.
He was by himself at his house on Hawk Tree Drive when he saw a man at the front door knocking and another out by the mailbox.
"I called my mom and asked her what I should do and she said don't open the door just pretend like no one's home so I just pretended like no one was home... Hoped they just would go away."
The two didn't go away but instead came barging in from the back of the house.
"They took my phone, my iPhone my iPods, both my laptops and my Nintendo 3DS my Nintendo DS," he said.
Karlo was too shaken to call 911 and instead ran through the front door of the house to Sam Perkins' home next door.
"I was reading, opened the door. He said call 911 someone is breaking into our house. We called 911 and he went to my back door and actually saw them running out the back of the house with a bag of stuff," said next door neighbor Sam Perkins.
College Station Police caught up with the two suspects a street over on Airline Drive where investigators say they dropped more than $2,000 of stolen property and ran in separate directions.
19-year-old Eric Guitron was arrested while the other man got away.
Karlo's father Sergio Capereda was flying home from a business trip in Orlando when he got a call from Houston.
"I was relieved that they caught one suspect and I was thankful that my son did a good job in just running out of the house and went to our neighbor," said Sergio Capareda.
"Really scary about hearing about it on the news... Actually having it happen to you is really hard," said Karlo Capareda.
A scary situation that has the Capareda Family working to make their house even more secure.
Eric Guitron is charged with burglary and evading arrest and remains behind bars at the Brazos County Jail.
His bond is now set at $19,000.