An Adelaide father says he's glad police nabbed his son for breaking into cars after the teenager was detained in a citizen's arrest.
But the father came under fire from a victim when he turned up at the scene in Gulfview Heights.
Emotions boiled over when the father, who cannot be identified, showed up to Riverbank Parade to retrieve the car he loaned his son for the night.
The tyres were slashed, reportedly by a resident who was trying to thwart a getaway by the father's 17-year-old son and his friends.
They had been spotted allegedly breaking into cars and stealing property.
The group left on foot, but a short time later the 17-year-old and a 16-year-old girl returned to the street to collect the car.
However they were detained by residents in a citizen's arrest until police arrived.
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"I'm glad the police came and caught him, I'm glad he's lost his licence, and I'm glad he's going to face up to what he's done," the father said.
"You know, he needs to be punished."
Residents say there is frequent trouble in the dead-end street, with a number of cars and homes broken into in recent years.