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Washington Walmart Shopper Subdues Maskless Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Assault Customers

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Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who allegedly threatened to assault customers, video shows

The suspect had also attempted to shoplift from the Washington store, police say

Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who allegedly threatened to assault customers, video shows

A maskless man who allegedly threatened to assault the customers at a Walmart in Washington State was promptly beaten down by a no-nonsense shopper earlier this week. Police say the suspect had been threatening 'to assault anyone who touched him,' which is when the 21-year-old 'stepped in.'

This guy squared off with the wrong Walmart customer.

A maskless man who allegedly threatened to assault the customers at a Walmart in Washington State was promptly beaten down by a no-nonsense shopper earlier this week.

The incident, which was caught on film and shared with Seattle's Q13 Fox, took place on Tuesday at a Walmart location in Federal Way, police confirmed. In the footage, the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Troy K. Robinson, is first seen ignoring Walmart employees who attempt to escort him out of the store, before a 21-year-old shopper intervenes

Police say the suspect had been threatening "to assault anyone who touched him," which is when the 21-year-old "stepped in and confronted," per a statement shared with Fox News.

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The men then engaged in a physical altercation near the entrance to the store, which ended when the shopper yanked the suspect to the ground and subdued him.

Police took the man into custody immediately following his removal from the retail location.

Following an investigation, the Federal Way Police Department claimed the suspect had earlier slammed into a parked car upon driving into the Walmart’s parking lot, then simply walked into the store before "attempting to shoplift." He was also offered a mask upon entry, which he removed after entering.

He now faces charges for driving under the influence, hit and run, and attempted theft in the third degree.                                                                    SEE VIDEO    ;    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/walmart-shopper-subdues-maskless-man-washington-threatened-assault-customers

 

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In this case, I disagree.   The walmart employee was not going to be able to stop him from leaving and getting back in his car drunk, mind you, he had already wrecked in their parking lot and didn't care.    He bought time until security and police could step in. What I want to know is why the police had to wait until he exited the store to do anything??

Would you rather he was allowed to just walk out and drive away? 

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6 hours ago, momtothree said:

In this case, I disagree.   The walmart employee was not going to be able to stop him from leaving and getting back in his car drunk, mind you, he had already wrecked in their parking lot and didn't care.    He bought time until security and police could step in. What I want to know is why the police had to wait until he exited the store to do anything??

Would you rather he was allowed to just walk out and drive away? 

It is not the employees job to stop him.

An employee can NOT stop a person suspected of shop lifting from leaving the store.  They have not technically shop lifted until they have left the store.  It is not their job to stop them from leaving for any reason.

This man made threats.  He was not actually assaulting anyone at the time and this idiot that stepped in had no idea what he might have had on him or have done when he was confronted.  He could have had a knife or a gun.  He could have grabbed anyone near him and done them harm.  His confronting him was reckless and stupid.  It is also assault.  It was not self defense as he confronted the man first (watched the video).  Unfortunately, the laws are the laws.  It doesn't matter what a person "wants".  Keeping him in the store against his will is not legal.  Until he leaves the store with merchandise he is not shop lifting.  In some cases, even a verbal warning about a person not being allowed on private property is not enough for trespassing, it needs to be in writing and issued to the person.

Take it for what you will.  The gentleman that stepped in was not heroic.  He was a dumbass that had no idea what he was doing and put himself and others in danger.

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I'm not arguing shoplifting laws. I'm not sure how they knew he intended to leave without paying. Had they asked him at the door and he started being belligerent?  I watched the video too and that isn't answered.  As soon as he started threatening it became about his behavior, not about shoplifting. It became about a drunk man threatening people in a public place which I believe is also illegal just like the hit and run he had just committed.    Had they approached him about the hit and run?  Was he trying to leave and not wait for police to arrive to deal with that? 

BUT I would hope anyone seeing a drunk causing trouble in a store would call police and try to stall them.   He would have gotten in his car and driven away after already having hit a car in the parking lot, he was clearly not fit to drive and could have killed someone. 

Store security and police should be able to step in for public drunkenness.   The punk already had others in danger when he decided to drive under the influence, this fight isn't the start of danger to the public, this dumbass's actions were. 

Why is this about the man who detained him and not about the dumbass punk criminal that was causing the problem? 

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9 hours ago, momtothree said:

I'm not arguing shoplifting laws. I'm not sure how they knew he intended to leave without paying. Had they asked him at the door and he started being belligerent?  I watched the video too and that isn't answered.  As soon as he started threatening it became about his behavior, not about shoplifting. It became about a drunk man threatening people in a public place which I believe is also illegal just like the hit and run he had just committed.    Had they approached him about the hit and run?  Was he trying to leave and not wait for police to arrive to deal with that? 

BUT I would hope anyone seeing a drunk causing trouble in a store would call police and try to stall them.   He would have gotten in his car and driven away after already having hit a car in the parking lot, he was clearly not fit to drive and could have killed someone. 

Store security and police should be able to step in for public drunkenness.   The punk already had others in danger when he decided to drive under the influence, this fight isn't the start of danger to the public, this dumbass's actions were. 

Why is this about the man who detained him and not about the dumbass punk criminal that was causing the problem? 

You miss the point. It is stupid, idiotic, brainless etc. to step into a situation you are not TRAINED nor EQUIPPED to deal with.  The dumbass punk doesn't need fame for his actions. The dumbass that stepped in doesn't need fame for his thoughtless actions either. Neither one of them had any regard for others.

It is NOT store ap/lp jobs to handle the dumbasses of the world. It is their job to protect the assets of the store.  Most stores don't have "security". They have asset protection or loss prevention persons.

Step down off the high horse for a second and think about it from another side.  This kid was being a vigilante. Nothing more, nothing less.  He should be charged for his thoughtless actions just as the other man should be.  Just another point...you have no idea if the other dumbass was high or drunk either. 

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23 hours ago, allboys said:

You miss the point. It is stupid, idiotic, brainless etc. to step into a situation you are not TRAINED nor EQUIPPED to deal with.  The dumbass punk doesn't need fame for his actions. The dumbass that stepped in doesn't need fame for his thoughtless actions either. Neither one of them had any regard for others.

It is NOT store ap/lp jobs to handle the dumbasses of the world. It is their job to protect the assets of the store.  Most stores don't have "security". They have asset protection or loss prevention persons.

Step down off the high horse for a second and think about it from another side.  This kid was being a vigilante. Nothing more, nothing less.  He should be charged for his thoughtless actions just as the other man should be.  Just another point...you have no idea if the other dumbass was high or drunk either. 

How do you know this man wasn't trained to deal with this type of situation?  He seemed to take him down just fine. I think it's great that he would step in to help another.  I think more people need to do that.  It's sad that people stand back and think "not my problem". 

Stop and think about if that man left and was in another wreck and killed your child, mother or spouse.  

It's pretty sad that the stores assets are supposed to be the concern. I care about the other people in the path of this drunk.  I do expect the laws to be obeyed within the confines of a store.  I'm guessing security is more common in larger areas, as they did come and take over.

I'm not sure why being concerned with safety puts me on a high horse?   This makes me laugh!  Thanks for the chuckle.

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2 hours ago, momtothree said:

How do you know this man wasn't trained to deal with this type of situation?  He seemed to take him down just fine. I think it's great that he would step in to help another.  I think more people need to do that.  It's sad that people stand back and think "not my problem". 

Stop and think about if that man left and was in another wreck and killed your child, mother or spouse.  

It's pretty sad that the stores assets are supposed to be the concern. I care about the other people in the path of this drunk.  I do expect the laws to be obeyed within the confines of a store.  I'm guessing security is more common in larger areas, as they did come and take over.

I'm not sure why being concerned with safety puts me on a high horse?   This makes me laugh!  Thanks for the chuckle.

He obviously wasn't trained in the reckless way he handled the situation.  I only hope that I never have that idiot or another like him step up and do the stupid thing that puts everyone around them at risk.

Stop and think if that man had a gun or knife and shot or stabbed your mother or your child because an idiot decided to try and intervene.  

You are on a high horse because the only side you see is the side you want to see.  By the way...vigilante violence is not a lesson I want anyone lauding to my children.  Thankfully they aren't around you to learn that lesson.  You want to take action.  Call 911, give them a description of the man, give them the license number.  Think about others and not yourself for 5 seconds.  I'm guessing you never had a loved one hurt or killed because someone thought they were the solution.  Kudos to you.

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14 hours ago, allboys said:

He obviously wasn't trained in the reckless way he handled the situation.  I only hope that I never have that idiot or another like him step up and do the stupid thing that puts everyone around them at risk.

Stop and think if that man had a gun or knife and shot or stabbed your mother or your child because an idiot decided to try and intervene.  

You are on a high horse because the only side you see is the side you want to see.  By the way...vigilante violence is not a lesson I want anyone lauding to my children.  Thankfully they aren't around you to learn that lesson.  You want to take action.  Call 911, give them a description of the man, give them the license number.  Think about others and not yourself for 5 seconds.  I'm guessing you never had a loved one hurt or killed because someone thought they were the solution.  Kudos to you.

I guess we can agree then, that you are also on a high horse about what side you want to see. 

Kudos to you for not losing a loved one to a drunk driver.

You teach your children what you feel is right, I'll teach mine to protect themselves instead of waiting around for help.  

Have a great day!   I'm not going to continue this since we are both so high on our horses. :D

 

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