Madison Police say a stranger pointed a gun at a teenager who had chased the man out of his backyard.

The 17-year-old boy told police he was socializing with friends on the deck of his family's home in the 3700 block Country Grove Dr. late Monday night.

He heard rustling in some bushes. He and a friend decided to check things out because of recent burglaries in the area.

They saw a man running away from the area. The 17-year old gave chase and confronted the stranger behind a home on Westbourne St.

He says the man then pointed a handgun at him. The teen backed away, and called police.

Police provided this description of the suspect: Male, race unknown, 5'9" to 5'10", muscular, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants and a black baseball style cap.