LAKESIDE, Colo. — A good Samaritan helped police apprehend a suspected shoplifter in Lakeside on Tuesday.
Both Lakeside and Mountain View officers were called to the Walmart near West 44th Avenue and North Harlan Street on a shoplifting call.
There were two suspects. One was quickly apprehended.
The other suspect ran back into the store. Officers say they gave a loud verbal warning and followed.
A male shopper then suddenly grabbed the suspect.
“He just wrapped himself around the guy,” said Mountain View Police Sgt. TC Hough. “Kind of like an MMA-hold.”
Police recovered a gun on the suspect who ran back inside the store.
Nobody was hurt.
Hough says the good Samaritan likely saved a life.
“He did a good thing that day for many people,” Hough said.
The citizen asked not to be identified.