Homeowner in underwear holds intruder at gunpoint

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The strange interaction unfolded in front of a home surveillance camera.

A homeowner in the Rice Military area of Houston, Texas held a man at gunpoint just after midnight Monday after he caught the man going through his mail.

27-year-old Robert Shane Teague was arrested for trespassing. Homeowner Jet George held Teague at gunpoint for several minutes until police arrived.

"When we heard the doorbell ring, we didn't know what it was," George said, "Just thought it was a dead battery in the wireless doorbell."

Teague appears to have bumped into the doorbell on the gate while trying to get inside.

"Then I heard something hitting the garage," George said.

Teague hit the garage with his fists, and then he opened the mailbox next to the garage and rifled through George's mail.

George then ran outside wearing only his underwear and held Teague at gunpoint. Home security cameras captured the incident on video:

"Freeze right there, get on the ground," George said in the video.

Teague carried a beer bottle in his hand throughout the incident.

"His eyes wouldn't dilate," George said, "He was on drugs. He thought he was an alien, that's what he told police."

George was concerned Teague would try to steal something from his home.

"My reaction was to come out here and make sure nothing else was going to happen, to make sure," George said, "You're not gonna do any type of theft from me after you've already been in my mailbox."

Teague has two previous convictions on drug charges.

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