Good Samaritan Helps Authorities Identify Potential Shoplifter Via Social Media

Suspect identified after man posts cellphone video of apparent robbery in progress at Walmart.
1:55 | 07/23/14

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We turn now to a good samaritan fighting back against an alleged shoplifter on Facebook and posted this cell phone video you're about to see of an apparent thief in the ago and helped police identify the suspect. Just ran this stuff out of Walmart right here. Stole it. Reporter: He is the vigilante gone viral. Take a look and listen as one man uses his cell phone could catch an alleged shoplifter outside an Oklahoma Walmart. He's taking off right now. Whatever, dude. He took his license plate. It's all right. It's all right. There's the vin number. What are you doing here? He's taking it. Just stole all this stuff. I paid for it. Yeah, I got his vin number and everything. Don't, don't. Anthony, the good samaritan says he was waiting for his fiancee to check out at this Walmart near Tulsa Sunday night when he saw a man suspiciously looking around the exit then darting out without paying a dime. It was very obvious that he was stealing them. None of the items were bagged. Reporter: Anthony refused to go on camera fearing possible retaliation. But he did speak with us by phone. I asked him if he had paid for his items and he kind of said, sir, don't worry about that. Reporter: The video has been shared more than 4,000 times since Anthony posted it to Facebook and it also captured the attention of police. Look at him. Just stole all this stuff. Don't, don't. Don't. I mean, that says it all and this morning they say they have identified the man in the video. That would be police. As well as the woman who was behind the wheel and currently working with Walmart in this ongoing investigation. Yet another example of the many uses of smartphones. Uh-huh. Good play-by-play there too. Yes, he does. Now to that severe weather

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