The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Jim Stevens, youth pastor at Central Church of the Nazarene, called police and went to investigate after another neighbor saw movement inside the house and an unfamiliar car parked outside.
The residents weren't home.
As Stevens was outside, a man and a woman walked out with their arms filled with items they had taken. Police say the man rushed at Stevens, threw the stolen goods at him and punched him before running away.
The man escaped but the woman and a second woman who had been waiting outside the house were arrested.
It wasn't clear if Stevens required medical attention.
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