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Family restrained thief for police

YORK, England, -- An English family says they stopped a burglar who was attempting to steal from their house, sitting on him until police arrived.

Julie Broadway, 43, of York said she was awakened at about 2 a.m. by a sound that she initially thought was cats in the house but was revealed to be a burglar when a beam of light went passed her bedroom door, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

"I was just angry. There was someone in my house that hadn't been invited," she said.

Broadway said she pursued the thief and was soon joined by her husband Glen, a 226-pound former forestry worker who dragged the burglar back into the house and sat on him until police arrived.

The couple said at one point, the thief attempted to reach for a knife, but their daughter, Megan, rapped him on the knuckles with an umbrella.

Kevin Waddington, 40, who has 143 previous convictions for theft, pleaded guilty in York Crown Court to burglary. His defense attorney said he had been under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the incident.
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