GOOD NEWS Elderly Ex-Karate Teacher Helps Take Down Shoplifter
A 75-year-old former karate instructor helped police take down a shoplifter inside of a Pennsylvania mall.
Charlie Burton was selling pens at a sportsmen's expo at the Washington Crown Center mall near Pittsburgh Saturday, when he saw an officer trying to arrest a suspected shoplifter.
When it looked like the officer needed a hand, Burton jumped in to to assist, even threatening to break the perp's arm.
Fox affiliate WTXF reported:
"He had a fella up against the counter there, and I saw he was in trouble," Burton explained. "I made a move and made a big twist and twisted his arm up over my head."
Burton said he told the man to stop fighting back.
"Yeah, I got his arm and gave him a big twist and tripped him and put him face down," he said. He kept hollering 'You hurt my arm,' and I said, 'You better quit fussing around and fighting, I'll just break it.'"
According to Burton, his wife didn't think it was a smart thing for someone his age to help out with.
29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr. was arrested and is accused of taking $200 worth of clothes from Macy's.
Fekete is now being held in the Washington County jail and was also wanted on drug charges.