Video shows Florida shopper tackling would-be robber

65-year-old man arrested in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, Fla. - A man was arrested in a CVS robbery after another shopper tackled the culprit in the midst of the robbery, according to police.


Video released by Sarasota police shows the witness tackling Freddie Johnson, 65, as he stole drugs from the CVS pharmacy on Fruitville Road Sunday afternoon.

The witness held Johnson down until authorities arrived, police said.

Johnson was charged with armed robbery in the CVS incident and another count of robbery in connection to the Hedges Pharmacy robbery, which occurred on Feb. 27.


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