Officers responded to a burglary in progress on the 4300 block of Anglin Road Tuesday night and soon returned with the burglar, according to a Columbus police report.
Edwin Pratt, 51, allegedly broke into residence through an unknown entrance at about 9 p.m. before exiting through the front door. No property was reported stolen.
The crime was reported minutes later.
Pratt was arrested at the scene and taken to the Muscogee County Jail.