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Rebecca Smouse writes for The Arizona Republic, a Gannett property.

A WWE superstar chased down two men who were suspected of burglarizing a Phoenix home on Thursday evening, according to police.

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Bryan Danielson, known in the ring as Daniel Bryan, ran after two men who were exiting an Arcadia home around 7 p.m. Thursday, said Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

When Danielson and his wife pulled up to the home Thursday evening, they saw a door leading to the driveway begin to open, Thompson said. The two suspects then fled the scene, with Danielson quickly on their tail.

Danielson caught up with one of the suspects, who was identified as Cesar Sosa, Thompson said. The pro wrestler “was able to subdue” Sosa until police arrived, according to Thompson.

Sosa explained to police that he and his accomplice broke into the home through the back door but dropped “their loot” when the burglary was “interrupted,” Thompson said.

Sosa was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of burglary. Sosa also had a felony warrant out for his arrest in connection with kidnapping and burglary, Thompson said.