A Chicago homeowner Jason Williams thwarted a burglary attempt on Thursday by confronting the intruder with a frying pan. The dramatic encounter was captured on security camera footage, which showed Williams pursuing the suspect out of his Logan Square residence at around 3:30 pm.
He had received an alert from his alarm system while on his way home from work, prompting him to take action.Upon entering his house, Williams grabbed a frying pan and encountered the burglar as he descended the stairs.
Despite being shaken by the incident, Williams told ABC7, “At this point it was fight or flight, and I would rather do the fighting. “

As Chicago police arrived at the scene, Williams chased the suspect out of his house and around the yard, eventually leading to the suspect’s apprehension by officers across the street. Williams acknowledged the potential risks of his actions, saying, “This could have had a different ending, and I’m glad it had a good one. My wife’s not happy about the decision I made… probably wouldn’t do it again, but it is what it is.”
Police confirmed that a 33-year-old man had entered the home in the 3400 block of West Parker before engaging in a scuffle with the 45-year-old homeowner. The video footage clearly showed the homeowner striking the intruder with a frying pan during the altercation.
The suspect was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, while the homeowner declined medical treatment.