A father and son held two suspects at gunpoint early Tuesday after they caught them attempting to steal scrap metal from their property.

North Charleston police responded to Pullman Street about 12:35 a.m.

The 27-year-old son told police he heard a car go past their house toward a dead-end street. When it didn't return, he woke his father and they saw that two suspects had backed the car next to a trailer containing scrap metal, according to an incident report.

The men saw the suspects remove a plastic, 55-gallon container from the trailer and attempt to put it in their trunk, according to the report.

The men approached the suspects and held them at gunpoint until police arrived, the report said.

Police charged Jumall L. Smalls, 21, of America Street in Charleston, and Tejay Donnell Glover, of Larry Street in North Charleston, with petty larceny, according to the report.