Teen Grocery Bagger Wrestles Kroger Shoplifter

Authorities are crediting a 17-year-old grocery bagger at a Georgia grocery store with wrestling a shoplifting suspect to the ground and holding him until police arrived.

The Associated Press reports that the teen, Robert Bradford, is a member of the Covington Police Explorer program for youths interested in police work.

CBS Atlanta says that the suspect is accused of trying to walk out of the Kroger store in Covington with steaks stuffed down his pants.

Store surveillance video aired by CBS Atlanta shows Bradford rushing toward the man, who authorities say had just punched a female Kroger employee in the face.

The video shows Bradford putting the man in a headlock and forcing him to the ground. Police say the 42-year-old suspect was charged with shoplifting, public drunkenness and battery.


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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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