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Video: Thief Trying Shameless Storefront Robbery Thwarted By Brave Employee And Viewers React

A security camera catches the action and, possibly, a license plate number.

We see a man running out of a storefront carrying a large box, thanks to a security video from a camera planted in a parking lot. He is closely followed in pursuit by a store employee determined to stop the theft. He vigorously but calmly manages to thwart the robbery. Check out how he does it in the video below.

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Uploaded to TikTok by user @hottytoddy58, the video has generated some reaction from viewers in the comments.

"And five police officers next block over are harassing kids on a skateboard," surmises commenter @peterose54.

"The employee probably got fired for that, too," suggests @nobodysfool1992.

User @tiffanitis agrees, and adds an explanation. "Because if he’s not security then he’s not allowed to chase down a person out of the store," she explains.

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"He should get to keep it, since it got taken out of the store," says @wavyfolio. "Parting gift."

"I'm that employee that just watches them steal cause I'm not paid enough to care about a big corporation losing money," admits @gonzino.

User @madpennfoodchannel sums up the incident this way. "I don't think the thief thought this through," he writes.

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