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FSU Football Player Helps Catch Burglary Suspects

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A Florida State football player, who was the victim of a burglary, helped capture two suspects.

Noles cornerback Nick Waisome walked in on two men in his apartment.

With his help, Tallahassee Police have arrested both men.

According to Waisome and police, the football player tried to stop 23 year old Mario Crawford.

But Crawford managed to get away.

Undeterred, chased after 34 year old Tavares Rumph and called police.

Police arrested Rumph.

"I figured they didn't have a gun because if they did they would've shot me," said Waisome. "But when they started running than I just decided I wanted to get one person at least," he said.

Nearly three weeks later, Waisome spotted Crawford at a gas station wearing his camouflage shorts and called police.

Using surveillance video, police were able to find Crawford at his home and arrest him.

After getting a search warrant, they found thousands of dollars of what they believe is stolen merchandise from multiple burglaries.

"We had all these computers not in use piled up in the corner, leads you to believe to the person who has them," said Tallahassee Police Officer Dave Northway.

Police also tell us Crawford was on probation for burglary at the time of his arrest.

Of special concern to police, two rifles and a bow and arrow stolen from Waisome's roommate haven't been recovered.

"They're probably being used illegally to commit other crimes," said Northway.

As for Waisome, he hasn't recovered his stolen property yet, but is taking the incident in stride.

"It's often you're going to get robberies, so I mean you just have to live and learn," he said.

Crawford is currently being held in the Leon County Jail on multiple felony charges.

Rumph is currently free on Bond.

If any of the property we showed you on our video belongs to you, you're asked to call TPD's burglary unit to get it returned.


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