Friday afternoon, Bullseye bike shop owner Aaron accosted a thief and held him until police arrived. The thief stole a black and orange bicycle chain, which makes me wonder if there’s a Halloween bike party in that we don’t know about.
Candace Carlisle of the Denton Record Chronicle reports:
The owner of a Denton bicycle shop was attacked after confronting a fleeing shoplifter Friday afternoon, but fought back and helped apprehend the suspect, according to a police report.
The 26-year-old owner told police he saw a young man put an orange and black colored bike chain in his pocket and walk out of his shop without paying for it, according to the report.
When the owner followed the man to ask for his bike chain back, the man threw down his bike and told him he wasn’t giving it back.
The 17-year-old punched the owner in the cheek and forehead, according to the report.
The bleeding owner then grabbed the suspect in a headlock and wrestled him to the ground. The suspect’s eye was cut by the bike chain in the tussle.
Police officers arrested the teenager for robbery and criminal mischief.
As police drove him to the city jail, the suspect kicked out two patrol car windows, bending the window frames in the process.
The teenager was taken to the jail’s intoxication tank until he calmed down, the report stated.