Police: Customers Tackle, Restrain Alleged Shoplifter at Walmart


According to Richmond Police, they were recently dispatched to the Richmond Walmart in reference to an alleged shoplifter that was currently in the parking lot engaging in a physical altercation.

When police arrived, the witnessed Bradley Myers of Irvine being restrained by multiple other customers.

Loss prevention filled police in on the details, saying that Myers allegedly took a tote that he had purchased, however it was filled with items that were not paid for, along with another box full of stolen items.

Loss prevention attempted to stop Myers as he ran out of the store with the cart full of items, but were unable to chase him until a customer tackled him to the ground. Another customer helped the concerned citizen in order to restrain Myers until police arrived.

The total amount of the stolen items, according to the citation, was over $1,000. Myers also allegedly told police he was intending to sell the items for drug money. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and theft by unlawful taking.