GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Police say a homeowner caught someone breaking into his car and fought him off with a machete.

It happened around two Thursday morning near the corner of Palace Avenue and Griggs Street SW.

Officers say the homeowner caught the thief in the act and hit him in the back with the blunt end of the machete.

The thief and a woman who was acting as a lookout ran away.

The homeowner was not injured.

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