WEST JORDAN Utah (ABC 4 News) - A fugivitve is behind bars thanks to a woman who wasn't about to be intimidated.
It started Monday morning with a knock on Tressa Coleman's door.
"I don't answer my door unless I know someone's coming," she tells ABC 4 News.
But the doorbell kept ringing.
"All of a sudden the screen door opens and they started pounding on my door," she recalls.
This time Coleman approached the door.
"I came around the corner like this to go answer the door and that's when the door came blasting at me," she says.
Using his foot the suspect forced the door open.
"It scared the crap out of me," she says.
The suspect Shilo Martinez walked in and looked right at Coleman.
"I literally charged at him and scream expletives at him," she says.
Martinez ran out of the house and down the street.
"I immediately go back in and call 911," Coleman says.
But Martinez later returneds and got into his van which was parked outside Coleman's home.
But Coleman was watching.
"As I was talking to 911, I got the make, the model and license plate number and was reading it as he was taking off down the street," she says.
"That was enough for police to track down the suspect.
But Martinez wouldn't stop and police chased after him.
"He really didn't break a lot of traffic laws other than yielding to lights and sirens," says Sgt. Drew Sanders of West Jordan police.
But after a brief chase Martinez lost control and rans into a tree.
He was arrested thanks to Coleman.
"He wanted to get away from me," she says. "I can't blame him."
Court records show that Martinez was recently released from prison on a forgery conviction and violated terms of his probation.