Cell Phone Video
A Kroger grocery store manager has been fired from his job after an altercation with an armed shoplifting suspect.
In a video shot with a cell phone in the store’s parking lot, the manager can be seen approaching the suspected shoplifter. He then shoves him into a parked car, removes the knife from his hand, and eventually drops him to the ground, reports Yahoo News.
In a report given to KDFW, Arlington police said the alleged shoplifter, 51-year-old Claude Medlock, has a long criminal history “that includes theft and robbery convictions.”
The police also commented that they do not view the manager’s actions as criminal.
Kroger released a statement regarding the situation stating that the manager’s actions were “not a reflection of our company's fraud prevention protocol, procedures or training." Subsequently, the manager was fired from his job with Kroger.
The store manager believes he handled the situation correctly, having worked in loss prevention for 13 years.
Witness cell phone video out of Richmond, Va., shows a seemingly drunk woman inexplicably getting out of a DUI.
The incident started around 12:30 a.m. early Sunday morning after a car crash took place on East Broad Street. According to witnesses, a man driving a small SUV hit a parked car. Police arrived at the scene and arrested the driver of the SUV. But as police and witnesses remained outside at the scene of the accident, something far more strange took place.
According to witness S. Preston Duncan, a woman driving well over the speed limit blew through two stop signs and almost hit police and witnesses at the scene of the accident.
“The car blew through the stop sign without decelerating, and we were forced to flee the street towards the sidewalk,” Duncan wrote in a post recapping the incident. “The oncoming vehicle slammed on its brakes, swerved around the damaged vehicles, nearly hitting the cop car (lights still blaring), and [was] forced to a stop, right where we had all been standing, by one of the officers tending to the accident.”
Duncan says the woman driving the car seemed out of control after being stopped.
According to Duncan, the driver “nearly immediately breaks into hysterics, alternating between what sounds like crying and laughing, and demanding the cop tell her what she "legally did wrong." She then got out of her car, spilling the entire contents of her purse on the street while trying to argue with the attending officer, and stumbled around for a minute before being told to get back in her car. She repeated this scene, minus the purse spilling, at least three times, each time being told forcefully to return to her vehicle. She also hit her face on her steering wheel so hard her horn sounded.
Witnesses then heard the girl mutter words about her father to the attending officer. The officer allowed the girl to call her father, and about 30 minutes later a truck arrived at the scene. A middle-aged man and his wife got out of the truck.
“The Fiat driver once again got out of her car, and started stumbling towards the man from the truck, yelling unintelligibly about the situation,” Duncan wrote. “He shouted, ‘Katie, shut up and get back in the car! I'm going to let them take you if you don't get back in the car NOW!’”
The man and an officer at the scene then walked away and spoke for a few moments. Upon returning, the man walks the incoherent girl from her car to the truck. The man’s wife gets in the girl’s car and drives away. Here’s the complete video:
All together, it looks like someone who at the least should have been administered sobriety tests was let off the hook because of a convenient social connection. The Richmond Police Department says it is aware the cell phone video and is investigating the matter.
Lindsay Capri Bien-aime was recently removed by police from a U.S. Airways flight that was scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Charlotte, N.C.
Bien-aime refused to turn off her cell phone when asked to do so by flight attendants on the Sunday flight. The conflict reportedly escalated and Bien-aime used abusive language.
Three police officers came aboard the U.S. Airways airline to escort the 21-year-old woman off the plane and back to the terminal.
An unidentified passenger recorded the bizarre incident on their cell phone and uploaded the video (below) to the web.
Bien-aime told the officers repeatedly not to touch her, but one officer can be heard on the video saying, "You can get off the plane or you can get off the plane and go to jail."
According to the Daily Mail, police officers were kicked, elbowed and scratched as they removed the woman from the plane.
Bien-aime was charged with battery of a law enforcement officer.
Source: Daily Mail
A naked man, identified as Yeiner Perez, was caught on video (below) chasing and harassing passengers at a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in May.
On a cell phone video, recorded by a station agent on May 10, Perez runs after people, performs handstands and turns backflips.
The station agent can be heard on the video yelling at a female BART rider: "Police are on their way! Run ma'am, run!"
“It appears that the man walked into the station, off the street and although there were plenty of people around who saw him acting erratically, no one called police until our station agent stepped up and called 911 and that’s exactly what the station agents are directed to do in their manual,” BART Spokesman Jim Allison told CBS San Francisco.
After several minutes of chaos, Perez was apprehended and arrested. The 24-year-old immigrant was evaluated medically and then turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“We were really looking for some help to be honest,” BART passenger Bianca Starr told KRON 4. “We felt helpless. He started making animal sounds. He was like ‘Ooh ooh, aah aah.’ No one wanted to cross over to that side where you get your ticket where he was because we had that barrier to protect us. He jumped over it clearly and was able to cause chaos on that side as well.”
Perez was reportedly once a member of the "Clown Snot Bombs," a Berkeley, California performing group, but started missing practice and was dropped.