After a Santa Barbara man noticed fraudulent prices on a bank card, he tracked down the criminal and caught the suspected thief inside hours of the primary unauthorized buy.Within the early morning hours of June 21, Josh Blair seen an alert on his Apple watch confirming a purchase order he made at a close-by gasoline station.However Blair stated he did not spend $40 on the Seaside Gasoline Depot and, the truth is, Blair stated he by no means even obtained the brand new American Categorical card within the mail.He determined to search out out who was utilizing his new bank card.Surveillance footage from Blair’s residence complicated exhibits a person unlock the mailbox and withdraw the envelope containing Blair’s bank card.After talking with officers on the submit workplace, Blair stated he discovered the important thing to the packing containers was misplaced and the lock had not but been changed.All through the morning, a collection of prices hit Blair’s account, all inside miles of his house. So after submitting a police report, he determined to trace the criminal himself.”I talked to a good friend earlier and he stated ‘OK, watch out.’ And I stated ‘I assure I catch him inside 24 hours,'” Blair recounted. “It was truly two hours from that point, I bear in mind. I did not spend a lot time serious about what would occur.”All through the afternoon, Blair raced from enterprise to enterprise as prices appeared on his card, every time, simply lacking the thief.Then, Blair obtained a cost alert from the newly opened Coast and Olive in Montecito, so he rushed over and spoke to the bartender.”He was like ‘yea, I am positive that man was simply right here, he simply left the bar. I consider he is staying right here, let me go verify,'” Blair recalled. “He did that then got here again and stated the man simply ran out within the car parking zone. He informed me the place, so I ran after him and so did the bartender, he helped me out. That is the place we caught up with him and mainly apprehended him.”Blair stated he and the bartender held the person till police arrived.Police arrested the person and Blair stated police informed him there may be an arrest warrant for the suspect in LA County.This isn’t the primary time Blair’s taken justice into his personal arms. He stated simply final 12 months, he tracked down a person who stole his bike and obtained it again.Santa Barbara police stated they’re nonetheless investigating and could not remark apart from to notice they don’t advise residents to pursue criminals.