Chesapeake, Va. - One man is in custody after a Chesapeake teen was stabbed while trying to stop two people from breaking into his car.
The incident began at 11:45pm on December 10th when the 18-year-old initially saw two men breaking into his car, which was parked in his driveway in the 1300 block of Altoona St.
The teen alerted his father and they confronted the two suspects, who ran away.
"It's just one of those things, it's kind of a knee-jerk reaction, once adrenaline happens and gets flowing you have to do what you have to do," says John Evans, the father who chased down the suspect with his son, Zachary. "I'm extremely proud of what he did, but at the same time I'm thinking. what in the world were we thinking?"
Evans says Zachary ran across the neighborhood and tackled one of the suspects, 20-year-old Dre-Kwane Pool.
The two held him there until police arrived. In that process, Evans says, Pool stabbed his son. Fortunately, he only had to get a few stitches.
"All the way up until when he stabbed by son, I really kind of felt sorry for him," says Evans. "I would like to think that this taught him this is not the life to lead."
Pool was charged with malicious wounding, attempt petit larceny and vehicle tampering.
The second suspect was not found and was not involved in the assault.