Bystander uses pepper spray to help Buckeye police officer arresting alleged shoplifter
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A Buckeye officer is being treated for an injury to his arm after stopping a reported shoplifter on Tuesday afternoon.
Buckeye police say an officer responded to a call about a possible shoplifter at a Walmart near Watson Road. When the officer tried to arrest the possible suspect, they tried to get away. A nearby witness saw the struggle and sprayed pepper spray at the person.
The officer was then able to arrest the suspect, who is being treated for exposure to pepper spray. The suspect hasn’t been identified by police.
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