Temple police responded to a reported burglary in progress call quickly enough to spot their suspect still in front of the house.
Police responded to the area of Cumberland Drive and Pigeon Forge Road at 5:24 a.m. Friday and on arrival spotted a suspect in front of the residence.
Police spokesman Cody Weems said officers attempted to make contact with the man who fled on foot.
Officers were able to chase him down a short time later and the man, identified as 32-year-old Dontre Tangelo Addison, and was taken into custody.
He was booked into the Bell County Jail.