Ga. grocery bagger wrestles thief

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COVINGTON, Ga. — 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 teen, Robert Bradford, is a member of the Covington Police Explorer program for youths interested in police work.

CBS Atlanta reports 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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Just My Opinion 05/09/12 - 10:25 am
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Good for that teenager! Glad

Good for that teenager! Glad we've got folks like that around who will not only protect the store goods, but also protect that girl who was punched in the face! But you know, I can see how this kid will probably get reprimanded for getting too physical with a customer and the Kroger officials will scold him and tell him he should've just let the robber go. But, until the ACLU gets to the Kroger brass, we should be proud of the guy!

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