SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) -- Several burglars were caught in the act of stealing from a house on Wednesday afternoon.
"According to preliminary reports, the homeowner arrived at his residence and discovered five men in his home who were in the process of burglarizing it," said John Moore, public information officer for the Smith County Sheriff's Office.
At first, the homeowner says he didn't know they were burglars, but knew something was suspicious.
"They said they were with an energy company and wanted to know if I needed electricity," the man told KETK crews on scene.
The homeowner said he then heard something in the back of the house, and realized what was happening.