MetroPCS employee tackles alleged robbery suspect in California

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A MetroPCS employee tackled an alleged robber to the ground and sat on him for two hours, while police made their move, he told Eyewitness News.

A MetroPCS employee tackled an alleged robber to the ground and sat on him for two hours, while police made their move, he told Eyewitness News.

The attempted robbery was reported at about 6:15 p.m. Friday in the 9600 block of Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Police believed the suspect barricaded himself inside the store.

MetroPCS employee Michael Nathan said he was about to head home when a man came into the store with a Taser demanding money. Nathan proceeded to tackle the man, held him down and talked to him for hours.



Nathan says at one point the man told Nathan if he gave him $20 for drugs, he'd leave. Nathan also says he was bitten on the arm.

A witness at a marijuana dispensary next-door to MetroPCS told police they heard someone yell, "Get down to the ground!"

The suspect was later peacefully taken into custody, police officials said.
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