CHICAGO (WLS) -- Video from Chicago's North Side captured a man apparently trying to break into a car until the owner, a Jiu-Jitsu instructor, showed up.
The incident occurred in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood on December 28.
Video shows a man going through the car, but then the owner, who is a Jiu-Jitsu instructor and another man run up and stop the would-be thief.
The instructor, Idriz Redzovic, tackled the man and pinned him down until police got there. But he refused to press charges.
"Maybe this is the wake-up call he needed to turn his life in another direction," Redzovic said.
Redzovic said that if he ever finds out who the man is, he'd offer to teach him Jiu-Jitsu to help him continue on a better path.
VIDEO: Jiu-Jitsu instructor stops would-be thief in Lincoln Square
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