Police in Colma, California, announced this week that they have arrested and charged the brazen shoplifter who was seen being confronted by a shopper in a video that has circulated on social media since last month.
The dramatic video shows the reported thief, 28-year-old Samuel Balcorta of San Francisco, shamelessly carrying a bin of stolen items through the exit doors of a Bay Area Target on March 16, when suddenly an unarmed shopper approaches him and rips the bin from his hands.
The unidentified Target shopper, evidently fed up with rampant crime in the area, then yelled at Balcorta, a repeat offender, to stop what he was doing.
“Stop that s**t, man! Get a f***ing job!” he can be heard shouting at the thief.
Meanwhile, the person allegedly recording the video helplessly claimed, “They can’t do nothing.”
But in a tweet thread posted Monday, the Colma Police Department shared that the brave citizen’s actions were not fruitless. In fact, after confronting the thief, the shopper alerted police, leading to Balcorta’s arrest.
It was later revealed that Balcorta was out on bail for a prior felony charge.
“The person seen confronting the suspect was not a store employee. He was a citizen shopping at the store who intervened because, as he told the officers, he was frustrated with the increase in thefts,” the department wrote.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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