Man Jumps Out Of Car, Tackles NC Shoplifting Suspect

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) - Quick thinking from a man riding down Arlington Boulevard in Greenville helped catch a shoplifting suspect.

After a shoplifting call at Rack Room Shoes at the Greenville Mall, the NC Highway Patrol pursued a suspect that took off on foot. Matt Goschke was riding in a car nearby when he saw what was happening. He decided to hop out of his car to help — and tackled the suspect until the trooper could catch up and handcuff him.

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The tackle happened near the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street.

The suspect was then escorted back to the trooper’s car.

Goschke said it was a crazy experience, but was glad he could help out.

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