SW Houston church parishioners stop thief

January 26, 2013 8:52:27 PM PST
The suspect in a southwest Houston church burglary was in the hospital Saturday night after being caught by parishioners.

Templo La Hermosa Church members have already done repair work to the back wall of their church.

Police say a suspect used a sledge hammer the bust through the wall and steal several band instruments.

Members living nearby went inside the building to inspect the damage and found one suspect hiding in the ceiling.

The church's pastor says the suspect fell through the ceiling and the members held him until police arrived.

Police say the suspect started to not feel well once he was in custody. He was taken to an area hospital and is now in critical condition.

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