A Delmar, Delaware man was injured on Thursday after he chased a thief from his property.
Officials say the 22-year-old man was standing outside his house, located on the 30,000 block of Providence Church Road at 11:50 p.m., when he noticed the door to his shed agape.
As he got closer to the shed he observed a male suspect running across his yard. The homeowner jumped on an ATV and chased the suspect. After cornering the suspect at the edge of the property, the two men got into a physical struggle.
The suspect knocked the victim to the ground and began striking the victim in the head within an unknown blunt object.
The suspect then fled on foot into a wooded area. The victim was transported to an area hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. According to police documents, the suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 6'0"-6'2" tall, 170-190 lbs.