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Video of Spokane man stopping package thief goes viral

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Hector Martinet was working from home December 22 when he saw a suspicious man taking packages off his neighbor’s porch. So he pulled out his video camera and hit record. Hector Martinet was working from home December 22 when he saw a suspicious man taking packages off his neighbor’s porch. So he pulled out his video camera and hit record.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

No shirt, no shoes, no package theft.

The snow didn’t stop a shirtless and shoeless man from getting in the way of a package thief earlier this month.

Hector Martinet was working from home December 22 when he saw a suspicious man taking packages off his neighbor’s porch. So he pulled out his video camera and hit record.

The result: A viral video.

“Get on the porch and sit your [expletive] down now,” Martinet says to the suspect in the YouTube video that has more than one million views.

“At that point it was two men standing off and there was no cold or pain or anything at that point,” said Martinet “It was two bears getting ready to go."

Martinet proceeded to corner the man while he talked to police on the phone. In the video you can hear him yell, "Sit down on the porch, you ain’t big enough believe me you ain’t big enough."

"I said that because I knew what he was thinking,” said Martinet. “He was thinking whether or not he could get through me."

Martinet says the suspect picked the wrong neighborhood to mess with. Martinet has years of security experience and wasn’t going to let the man go easy.

Thankfully the two didn’t need a boxing ring, but the suspect was arrested.

Martinet apologized for his language in the video, but says he will do anything to stop people from committing crimes in his neighborhood.

“So anyone planning anything, you know I'm watching the street from now on."

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