Security guard punched multiple times after stopping thief, police say

Suspect known from past thefts, officials say
Security guard punched multiple times after stopping thief, police say
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A Menards security guard was punched by a thief multiple times Thursday afternoon after he stopped the thief outside of the company’s store, officials said.

Police said the suspect, a 35-year-old Madison man, is known to the victim because of his past retail thefts.

When the security guard, a 29-year-old man, stopped the suspect, who had allegedly loaded a backpack with tools and left the store.

After the security guard grabbed the backpack, the suspect went up to the man and tried to grab his stuff. Police said the suspect said, “Give me my s— f—er.”

The security guard kept the bag, which contained stolen tools and items for ingesting drugs, officials said.

According to officials, a Madison Police Department detective saw the getaway car on W. Beltline Highway and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped off.

The suspect has been identified, but still has not been found, officials said.

Once found, police said he will be arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, eluding, bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia.