A burglar fled from a crime scene on June 1 after he was confronted he was confronted by the victim, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
The burglar is seen on surveillance video holding $180 worth of tools in a tote bag that was taken from the van at about 8 a.m. in Martin Precise Products in the 2300 block of Northwest 30th Street in Oakland Park.
The burglar is even seen smiling as he walked by the camera.
After taking off the burglar decided to stop one more time to grab something from the Dodge Sprinter he'd just robbed, deputies said. That's when the victim took notice of the burglar and chased him.
"I run a machine shop so I have a lot of tools inside the truck and I bought this truck because it's more secure for my tools," Alex Ondevil, the victim, said to Local 10 News. "When he was inside of the truck, I opened the door and saw him there so I confronted him and said what are you doing in my truck?"
A struggle then took place between Ondevil and the burglar, but eventually the burglar dropped the pilfered saw he'd taken from the van and drove off.
"I actually did get hurt," Ondevil said. "When my foot bumped the door, I got a muscle spasm and I went to the doctor because of that."
In the end Ondevil managed to keep his hacksaw, although his other tools remain stolen. He said he feels violated but maintains that the machine shop he runs will be just fine.
"I want to be worried about working, not about someone stealing," he said.
The burglar is described as having a goatee and was last seen wearing dark shorts, a light colored T-shirt and a medallion.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.