DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) — Over the past few days, Dallas business owners have fought back against thieves who have tried to rip them off.

The latest incident happened in Southeast Dallas, at Gabby Hall Auto Parts, where police say the shop owner caught two men trying to steal from his lot when he came to check on his business Monday night.

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The owner fired his shotgun and hit one of the suspects, Edward Horton. He was treated and then taken into custody.

Frank Brown, owner of a nearby wrecking service, says thieves have hit his wrecking company hard, taking anything of value in the middle of the night.

When he heard a fellow business owner took a stance against the crooks, he agreed with it.

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“He did what he should have done and not enough probably,” says Brown.

Just last week, surveillance video captured a struggle between the owner of an eyeglass shop and a thief.

The owner locked the shoplifter inside the store and used a stun gun on him several times until help arrived.

Dallas police say they are aware of recent incidents where property owners have fought back but can’t say with certainty what’s driving owners to take a stance.

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