Former mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, and current pastor Tony Yarber taught an alleged burglar a lesson before leading Sunday’s sermon.
Yarber told WQAD that his family was getting ready to go to church when his wife noticed a couple of men sitting in a car at the curb near their house. The pastor went outside to investigate and allegedy caught Juwuan Bibbs, 22, breaking into his truck.
Yarber kicked the car door shut and Bibbs, who was armed, began to run. Yarber subdued the suspect in a headlock and took him inside the garage. The pastor told the Jackson Clarion Ledger that the attempted robber then said something that made him go into disciplinary mode.
“He said some things that made me mad,” Yarber told the local outlet. “He asked me not to kill him because he’s got a 2-month-old baby, and I’m like, ‘My kids are in my house right now.’”
That’s when Yarber, who’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, called for his fraternity paddle and began paddling the suspect while waiting for police to arrive.