A man appeared to take matters into his own hands when he tackled an alleged shoplifter Sunday at a TJ Maxx in California, video shows.
Video taken by a bystander shows two women in black hoodies carrying what appears to be multiple bags worth of goods and trying to exit the store. The man grabbed the second woman’s bags after seeing one of the women get away, and she began to punch him, the video shows. The man did not let go of the woman and eventually tackled her to the ground. She seemingly starts to exit the store without the bags at the end of the clip.
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The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. at a TJ Maxx in Mira Loma, California, ABC7 reported, citing a witness. One Twitter user hailed the man as a “good Samaritan” for his actions to thwart the alleged robbery. (RELATED: Man Turns Himself In After Allegedly Stealing 200 Gallons Of Cooking Oil: Police)
It is currently unclear which goods, if any, were taken, and no arrests have been made at the time of writing, according to the outlet. A report has been filed with local police.
There have been several similar instances in California so far in 2023. A Los Angeles convenience store employee successfully chased an alleged shoplifter away with his own knife, video from early February shows. A Pleasanton, California, Home Depot employee was shot and killed when confronting a female shoplifting suspect in April.