82-Year-Old Receipt Checker Chases Thief

This security footage from a BJ’s Wholesale in Florida shows a man trying to steal two computers, and the store’s elderly greeter/receipt-checker giving chase. Almost all the good stuff happens off screen, so you’ll have to imagine the awesome karate moves that probably ensued. It’s retail crime fighting in action!

It’s also stupid crime fighting, because receipt checkers shouldn’t chase after thieves, suspected or blatant. The employee was pushed down and suffered a broken rib and scratches, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The thief did drop the computers, however, and luckily nothing worse happened.

“Parkland store’s greeter foils shoplifter” [SunSentinel.com] (Thanks to David!)

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