WEST POINT -- Rub a dub-dub, catching a crook from his tub.
A West Point man, who wished not to be identified, recently spotted a neighborhood burglary in progress while sitting in his outdoor hot tub.
"(The man) watched as a male dressed in all dark clothing walked up to his neighbor's sheds, vehicles and garages and took the belongings," according to a Davis County Sheriff's Office news release.
"The burglar didn't know he was being watched, and (the witness) didn't want to alert him, so he silently waited until he could call the police without giving himself away," the post states.
When the man slipped back inside his house, he called 911 and Davis County Sheriff's Deputies and neighboring police agencies responded.
"I observed him. My first impulse was to yell, 'What the heck are you doing,' but I didn't," the man told the Standard-Examiner.
The incident occurred around 6 a.m. on a cold January Saturday morning. The hot-tubber admitted that it was unusual to be out there at that time of the morning, but he was.
"I just happened to be in the right place at the right time," he said.
"All I did was protect my neighbor," the man said, not wanting to make much ado about the effort.
When officers caught up with the burglary suspect and took him into custody, the suspect confessed to several burglaries in the area, where he took advantage of unlocked sheds and garages, according to the Sheriff's Office.
"He told our detectives he had gone from one house to the next, stealing what he could and placing that item in a different location, to pick it up later," the release reads.
When questioned, the suspect indicated he was taking the items to sell for cash at pawn shops. He would then use the cash to buy drugs, meth and marijuana, which he said to police are "not free."
"With (his information), multiple crimes were solved and belongings were returned to victims," the release states.
Because of an ongoing investigation, police declined to reveal the name of the burglary suspect.
The Davis County Sheriff's Office credits the arrest to the man in the tub, who prevented the suspect from making a clean getaway.
"He was quiet, paid attention to the suspect and his movements, and then called the police with details," the release states. "Guys like him make it much easier to do a difficult job."