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Beaumont man helps police officer chase down shoplifters
A Beaumont man helped police catch a shoplifting subject outside of Parkdale Mall.
Chris Ward saw two young men being chased outside Sears department store by an employee and told a nearby police officer.
Ward and the officer chased the suspects from Sears and across Dowlen Road before catching up with one of the men near an apartment building outside of Lowes.
That's when Ward tackled the man to the ground.
The other suspect got away, but Ward says he's happy to help catch one of the men.
The officer involved says they appreciate it when citizens help catch suspects they might not have been able to catch themselves.