VIDEO: Female Best Buy Employee Takes Down Shoplifter Like A Boss

Holly Matkin

The determined Best Buy employee wasn't about to let a shoplifter get past her.

Waimalu, HI – Security footage captured the moment when a female Best Buy employee destroyed any hopes an attempted shoplifter may have had to escape from the store with stolen merchandise (video below).

The video, which was reportedly shot at the Best Buy store in Waimalu, quickly went viral after it was posted to Twitter by a woman who claimed to be the employee’s sister.

It had been viewed over 6.7 million times since being posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening.

The video showed the employee as she jumped in front of the store exit and took a wide stance, just as the male shoplifter charged at her with a large box in his hands.

Undeterred, she repeatedly shoved him away from the open doors, then pushed him headfirst through the frame of a nearby sign.

The wannabe thief appeared to fall to the ground before the brawl moved outside of the camera’s view, but the fight was clearly still on when another employee dragged the suspect backwards towards the exit a moment later.

By that time, the suspect had grabbed onto the female employee’s shirt. She continued to scuffle with him despite him having pulled her shirt up over her head.

Additional employees jumped into the melee, but the suspect managed to get away from them and backed out of the store emptyhanded.

He was soon confronted by the re-clothed female employee, who promptly backed him further away from the business as she motioned for him to leave the area.

The suspect appeared to heed her warning, and the employee calmly stepped back inside the store and began straightening the demolished display, the video showed.

The video gained a huge following on Twitter, including many users who wanted her to join the National Football League.

“Solid base, used her feet, finished the block with a solid pancake AND forced that defensive holding penalty @jaguars looks like we found our new Guard!” one user declared.

“Facts, she needs to be engaging with defensive tackles at the line of scrimmage,” another commenter agreed.

While some users suggested that the employee was “getting scouted” by multiple teams, another declared that New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was already on his way to the store to “offer her a contract.”

“The strong base, the hand usage, the toughness, playing through the whistle, even got some elbow use in there. I [stand] for this legend,” another commenter quipped.

You can watch security footage of the Best Buy employee shutting down the wannabe shoplifter in the video below:

Comments (39)
DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Not the usual suspect.

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Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

She did a great job.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

My gosh. Look at her at the end. She stands right up to him again. Brave woman.

Mele Kalikimaka a me Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

rickyfan3956
rickyfan3956

Boy, they AIN'T PLAYIN' about that merchandise, are they? Good job, girlfriend! 👏🏻👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏽👏 Sounds like they need to put you in loss prevention, if they haven't already!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

"Like a boss"

2011 called....

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

Like a soccer game and she was blocking a goalie

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

They can't touch a shoplifter if they get through the door. She made darn sure he didn't get through. Well done!

marinecorps5857
marinecorps5857

good job

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

She will probably get fired. When I worked at a big box home improvement store, we weren’t even allowed to follow them to the parking lot to get their plate or we’d be fired. All we could do is ask for the receipt. As a shareholder and LEO, that really kisses me off. And don’t get me going on the active shooter training......

kevinm1984
kevinm1984

I'd bet she is a prop

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job

Raymelson
Raymelson

You did an awesome job

TXbird-mom
TXbird-mom

You don't mess with those Hawai'ian women! Look at the size of men some of them deal with at home.

Sargejh
Sargejh

Now I’m waiting for the part where Best Buy fires her for violating “company policy.” If they do, hope someone else picks her up. I’d want her on my team.

Patriot63
Patriot63

So the bottom line is she took him down like a Boss then the store let him go. The only thing proven there to criminals is to make sure that she isn't at the door the next time.

sizzle937
sizzle937

Tita wen bus ass No mess wit Samoan girl

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

She's a badass....and my hero!!!! Best Buy better give that girl a raise. If they discipline her, I'll never set foot in their business again. She's awesome!!

Pailonao
Pailonao

She got fired.

DR226
DR226

Future 5-O agent if not, pro football linesman...great job, should get a raise and promotion.

catherinecab
catherinecab

I love this. In Hawaii, you don't get to shoplift. Unlike in California with the, don't confront them just let them go attitude where it promotes shoplifting because nother happens. You go girl!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Straight sumo wrestler moves.

Genetics 101
Genetics 101

I can’t believe the absurdity of the millennials posting their trash in regards to this topic, FIRSTLY- this was NOT a job “well done” by this pathetic employee, the so called “perp” hadn’t even left the premises IE crossed the threshold of the stores doorway, this is a clear violation and a criminal assault on the perp ! It doesn’t matter if you knew he was leaving with merchandise that wasn’t paid for, you do not have the right as an employee to physically attack another individual. PERIOD! Not only should this ego filled behemoth be fired but hopefully the city will press charges. This looks really bad for Best Buy and they should tread very carefully in how they handle this. I certainly don’t condone to shoplifters (we have avenues of dealing with them) but more concerning is your common employee acting like a renegade law enforcement agent, obviously wanting to be the hero in this situation I hope the perp sues Best Buy for everything he can. We don’t need more “wannabe” cops looking for trouble, experience tells us when you go looking for trouble you usually end up finding it in a very bad way ! This broad is NOT a hero by any stretch. FIRE HER !


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