NORWOOD, Ohio - What should have been a typical afternoon of running errands was anything but for a Norwood restaurant owner.
Betta’s pizzeria owner Will Deluca went from making pies to making an arrest. On Wednesday Deluca tackled a wanted man.
“I pulled in [the driveway] and this male ran on the other side of the fence and he was running really hard,” said Deluca.
Instinct kicked in, Deluca says, and he drove to where the suspect was headed and confronted him.
“I jumped out of my truck and I screamed at him to stop, he wouldn't so I pretended I had a gun and told him to stop or I'll shoot.”
A struggle ensued, as police arrived. They took Dontai Robinson into custody.
So why did Deluca do it?
“Monday morning I showed up at work and found my two air conditioning units stripped apart.”
He says he's not a vigilante nor does he call himself a hero.
“I'm tired of these thieves and thugs taking over our town.”
Robinson had two outstanding warrants and was also cited for obstruction in this incident.
Police say it's never wise to pretend to have a gun.
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