A video of a Louisiana man being arrested by both a police officer and a civilian for stealing shrimp is marking its rounds on the internet.
“Police and Brookshire’s manager beat and tase man stealing packs of shrimp,” Jerrick Green wrote when he posted the video, which he recorded. “Pray for em. I think they went a little too far.”
The arrest video shows 56-year-old Michael Wayne Griffin being subdued and arrested after stealing four steaks and some other foodstuffs.
When contacted for comment by KSLA, Brookshire responded with the following statement:
“Brookshire Grocery Company is aware of an isolated incident that occurred Friday evening at our store on King’s Highway involving a law enforcement officer, one of our employees and an individual who has been arrested and charged with theft and resisting arrest.
We are conducting an internal review of the situation. All inquiries regarding a law enforcement investigation should be referred to the Shreveport Police Department.
The safety of our employees, customers and community will continue to be a top priority for our Company.”
According to authorities, it is not uncommon for police to assist in arrests and that the officer in question was responding to a shoplifting call.
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Only in a “hood rat community” where criminal activity is condoned by those residing would you find someone who approves of a suspect who they willingly acknowledged was “stealing” and now actively resisting being handcuffed, yet they blame the officer for employing “physical force” to complete the arrest.
Notice, the only person will to offer any assistance was the “victim” of the theft. All others were more interested in watching the show.