Around 2:45 p.m. Samuel Benjamin Joyce III was seen breaking into Chesapeake Auto Body Inc. by William Kelley, the shop’s owner, Supko said.
The two men struggled before Joyce ran off, Supko said.
Kelly pursued and called police. Joyce grabbed a shovel as he ran, Supko said.
Police arrived and Joyce was taken into custody about five minutes later near the footbridge at South Cherry Grove Avenue, Supko said.
Joyce was charged with burglary, assault, theft and reckless endangerment, according to Cpl. Nicole Vaden of the city police.