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May 23, 2012
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Video: Burglars break into deputy's home, fight him on lawn

A neighbor's surveillance tape captured the altercation

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN ANTONIO — Three burglars broke into a West Bexar County home Sunday and were fought off by its owner — who happened to be a sheriff's deputy.

A neighbor's surveillance video shows a fight ensue on the deputy's lawn just after 10 am. In the video, the deputy, who works at the Bexar County Detention Center, wrestles with one of the suspects.

"There's several moves that our officers are trained to do. It appears that he's doing that," Lou Antu, of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said.

The rest of the group eventually joined the struggle with the officer and fled the scene, but were arrested a short while later, WOAI reported.  Identified as Frank Davila Jr., Preston Sluder, and Marissa Tolentino, all three were charged with burglary and could face additional charges as the case is investigated.

"We're just fortunate enough that the officer did not get seriously injured," Antu said.

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