01/16/2013 04:21 EST | Updated 11/04/2013 08:35 EST

Chilliwack Thief Breaks Into RCMP Couple's Truck

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - A crook picked the wrong target when he tried to break into a truck in Chilliwack, B.C., Sunday.

The vehicle was owned by RCMP Staff Sgt. Suki Manj and his wife, Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, who were both off-duty and at home at the time.

When Manj spotted the would-be thief he rushed outside in -5 degree temperatures wearing only his shorts and got involved in a struggle with the bad guy.

Hollingsworth called 911 before joining her husband in the fight, along with some neighbours who came to help.

Officers arrived on the scene and arrested a 25-year old man from Chilliwack, who's since been released and will appear in court in February.

The married officers suffered frost-bitten toes while Manj also pulled his back.

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