Alfonso Aguilar, a suspected shoplifter, called 9-1-1 after escaping two loss prevention officers who tried to keep him from exiting the store.

Shoplifter Calls 9-1-1

According to his 9-1-1 call, Aguilar was shopping at his local Walmart for a phone adapter when he was accosted by two men who grabbed him. Aguilar claimed he pulled out his knife because he feared for his life and then ran out to call the police.

“These guys tried to grab me and tell me that they were – but they looked like two little thug guys… I pulled out my knife because they were two on one and they were grabbing me really firm,” Aguilar told the emergency dispatcher.

CBS46 News

While Aguilar was calling the police, a Walmart employee was also placing his own emergency phone call to report that a suspected shoplifter had tried to stab two of the store’s loss prevention officers. “There is a guy that shoplifted and he just tried to stab us,” said the employee.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested Aguilar on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

According to the police report, Aguilar had attempted to store stolen merchandise in the trunk of his car, and it was returned to the store before he was arrested.

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