Gidley chased three intruders out of his house on Saturday night, tackling and apprehending one of them.
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Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has been forced to tackle a intruder who broke into his home with two others on the weekend.
He heard the teenage trio breaking into his house on Saturday, chasing them out onto the street and tackling one while the remaining two were caught by police.
Gidley told the The Newcastle Heraldthat one of the boys returned to the house with his father to apologise.
“When I heard the noises and visibly saw them I wasn’t prepared to let them get away,” he said.
“I didn’t want to lie in bed wondering who they were and what they were doing.
“I only had a pair of shorts on, no shoes or shirt and it was raining at the time.”
Gidley said it was a “random” incident and that his house was usually locked up like “Fort Knox”.
“It was completely random; they didn’t know I lived there,” he said.
“It was a case of the wrong house at the wrong time.”