Posted on March 24, 2022

Man Who Tackled Alleged Shoplifter Worries He Could Face Charges as Police Warn Against Intervening

Inside Edition, March 22, 2022


Things escalated quickly at an Alameda, California, Walgreens when a bystander decided to take the law into his own hands and confront an alleged shoplifter.

The bystander, who wants to be identified only as Kevin, took out his phone and started recording after he saw someone stuff a backpack full of merchandise. {snip}

Once outside, Kevin tackled the man, proclaiming a “citizen’s arrest.”


According to police, Walgreens decided not to bring charges against the suspect and his alleged accomplice.

“It makes me feel like a sucker. It makes me feel like the system is even more broken. It burns me to the core,” Kevin said.