COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A customer at a Columbus gas station took matters into his own hands Monday morning while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter.
It happened at about 12:30 a.m. Monday at the Speedway near the corner of Olentangy River Road and West 5th Avenue.
According to police, a customer was inside the store when he witnessed a man leave the store with a case of beer that was not paid for. He followed the man outside and then around the store.
The customer fired at the suspect once with a concealed carry weapon. He told NBC4 that the suspect pulled a gun on him first.
The suspect got into a car and drove away. The customer said he followed on foot trying to get a plate number, then turned back and returned to the store.
No injuries were reported.
Police took the customer’s gun while they investigate. No charges have been filed.