Liquor store owners in Oakland, California fought back against a thief who police refused to help them with. Surveillance and cell phone footage captured the whole scene.
Video footage shows the thief stealing three bottles of champagne in the store before trying to get away. Store owners attempted to apprehend him, which made the robber get violent. “He started becoming aggressive, and I had a can of mace next to me. so I decided to use it rather than make it worse. That way, I can have control of the situation,” said store clerk Ahmed Erja.
Oakland police have been called on this criminal before but claimed that they don’t respond to that kind of petty crime, which is what forced store owners to take matters into their own hands. Police viewed the surveillance video, but declined to take it into evidence or to comment on the crime.