Employee’s of a Springfield body shop made a citizens arrest on a man accused of stealing a truck.

The two men, employees of Hopkins Automotive, left a vehicle with keys inside outside of their shop while speaking with the owner.

Police say that after they went in, a man ran up and got into the driver’s seat and drove off.

The two employees got in their own trucks and pursued him to the intersection on National and Chestnut where they boxed him in with their vehicles.

When he got out, the two men grabbed him and held him until police arrived.

Springfield Police say the action the men took was legal, but caution against citizen’s arrests, since the situation can rapidly go wrong.

Lt. Steve Schwind told KY3 that the best case scenario is to call 911 and stay on the line to give the dispatcher up-to-date information.