Vehicle physique store employees make citizen’s arrest of gentleman in stolen auto at fast paced Springfield intersection

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Workforce of a Springfield physique shop built a citizen’s arrest of a man they say they caught thieving a truck.

The incident happened in close proximity to Countrywide and Chestnut in Springfield.

Police say the workers of Hopkins Automotive ended up functioning on a Ford Ranger in the entrance of their store with the keys in it. When the operator walked inside of for a 2nd, the thief took off in it. Two workers then pursued the driver in their vans. They caught up to him at National and Chestnut and boxed him in with their automobiles. When he jumped out, law enforcement say the two guys grabbed him and waited for officers to arrive.

“I would say of course all the things they did right here was authorized,” stated Lt. Steve Schwind. “Unfortunately when some thing like this does transpire and they try to take steps into their individual palms it has the probable to go quite erroneous. The very best-situation scenario is to get in touch with 911 and stay on the line with the dispatcher and give up to date details as you have it as much as the sort of car, what the suspect looks like so we can get in the spot to cease nearly anything from turning into much more dangerous.”

Police arrested the driver.

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