These guys didn't know what they were getting themselves into.
E! News has confirmed that former WWE World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Daniel Bryan's skills in the ring came in handy recently, when he chased down a burglar that broke into his home that he shares with wife and Total Divas star Brie Bella.
"On July 24, 2014, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Phoenix Police officers responded to a call of two suspicious males in a neighborhood in the Arcadia Area," Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells E! News. "As officers were responding to the area, Bryan Danielson and his wife were pulling into their carport when they saw the door that leads to the house from the carport start to open. Two suspects ran out of the house and fled on foot."
And then things got good. "Mr. Danielson, who was the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, chased the two men."
Phoenix PD continued to tell us that "after some distance, Mr. Danielson was able to catch one of the men, Cesar Sosa. A struggle ensued and Mr. Danielson was able to subdue Sosa and detain him until the police officers could take him into custody. The second suspect was not located. Sosa and his accomplice had broken the rear arcadia door to get into the house to burglarize it. When the burglary was interrupted, they dropped their loot and ran away."
Cesar Sosa, 22, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with burglary. He also had a felony warrant for his arrest, charging him with kidnapping and burglary. There's no word on the whereabouts of the second suspect.
The 33-year-old has not commented on the incident, but the Bella Twins Twitter account posted the following: "Proud of my brother in law but more importantly thank God they are ok!...God works in mysterious ways. Doesn't he? How else could you have a tragedy and a blessing at the same time? Xxoo Brie."
—Reporting by Marcus Mulick
Tune-in for the season premiere of Total Divas on Sunday, September 7 at 9/8c on E!