By: Teresa Mull

A pair of thieves didn’t make it far when a group of Washington State gun owners took matters into their own hands and stopped them.

Two men in their early twenties “allegedly took four nail guns, each worth more than $400, from the Coastal Farm & Ranch store Saturday in Marysville,” The Washington Times reports.

Six customers then surrounded the thieves’ car with raised guns. Two armed customers shot at the car’s tires.

“Marysville police found the theft suspects’ car unoccupied about three blocks away, with two flat tires and the tools inside. Both men were apprehended after a search,” the Times reports.

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