Dramatic video has emerged of a Baldivis man making a citizens arrest.
Baldivis bricklayer James Burton chased down an alleged burglar he discovered in his home on Sunday afternoon after hearing his partner's six year old daughter screaming.
The 25 year old's partner Tamara Campbell told Seven News he didn’t think twice.
"You know the bloke was easily two feet taller and it would have been a confronting situation to be in.
"My heart sank as it was one of those screams you can tell, something terrible’s happened,” Ms Campbell said.
Mr Burton ran after the alleged intruder as he made a dash through the back door and over the fence.
Ms Campbell said Mr Burton chased the man down a lane and dragged him back to the footpath outside their home and waited for police to arrive.
Video of the arrest shows Mr Burton calmly smoking a cigarette as he stands over the alleged intruder.
A 23-year-old man was remanded in custody on Monday after being charged with stealing and aggravated burglary.