EDINA, Minn. - A United States Army recruiter stopped attempted shoplifters at Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota Sunday, with his 10-month-old daughter in tow.
Staff Sgt. Sean Olivia, a member of the Minneapolis Recruiting Company, was shopping with his daughter when he saw four men take merchandise from the Apple Store and leave without paying, according to a spokeperson for the U.S. Army.
Store employees did not intervene, so Olivia chased down the suspects while pushing his daughter in a stroller. He eventually passsed his daughter to a bystander and pursued the suspects into the parking ramp.
The suspects managed to get into their vehicle, but Olivia took photos of them and their vehicle license plate. He alerted an Edina Police Department officer who happened to be patrolling the parking ramp and directed them to the suspects.
The suspects fled police, but were stopped when a second officer cut off their escape route. The suspect were arrested.
Olivia joined the military in 2005 and has two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army said.