THIS is the unbelievable moment a Poundland worker with one arm karate-kicks a suspected shoplifter.
The bizarre brawl, which was captured on camera by a baffled customer, broke out at a store in Sheffield earlier this week.
This is the moment a Poundland employee with one arm dragged a suspected shoplifter through a Sheffield store before launching into a flying karate kick[/caption]
Footage shows one staff member grabbing a man in a grey tracksuit into a headlock before swinging a hand towards his face.
The man in grey falls to the floor as his trousers come down.
A second Poundland employee, who appears to only have one arm, then walks calmly up, grabs the alleged thief’s hoodie and drags him out.
The shopper then turns back – before the worker suddenly leaps into the air and kicks out at him, forcing him backwards into the street.
In a final act of humiliation, the staff member puts him in a headlock before throwing him onto the ground without any sign of effort.
South Yorkshire Police say they were called to the store in Castle Square at around 2pm on Tuesday.
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Officers rushed to the scene after receiving reports of theft, disorder and threats being made towards staff.
A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and assault.
He’s since been released under investigation.
A Poundland spokesman said: “We know our colleagues face difficulties every day dealing with shoplifters.
“We’re pleased that this specific incident is now in the hands of the police.
“We’re sure they’re the right people to deal with this based on all the circumstances.”
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “We are aware of a video filmed in Sheffield city centre that is circulating on social media.
“Police were called to Poundland on Castle Square at around 2pm on Tuesday with reports of theft, disorder and threats being made towards staff.
“A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and assault and has since been released under investigation.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
A baffled customer recorded the moment a man in a grey tracksuit was put in a headlock by workers[/caption]
He was then dragged through the store to the exit by his hoodie[/caption]
But the worker appeared to lose his temper after the man turned and began speaking to him[/caption]
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