Freddie F. Johnson, 65, walked into a CVS store in Sarasota, Fla., on Sunday and had an idea. He was going to rob the pharmacy of some prescription drugs. He was counting on the clerk believing that pointing his finger in the shape of a gun in his pocket would do the trick. What he wasn’t counting on was Jaanus Jurisoo.
Johnson went to the counter of the drug store and demanded all the Oxycodone and Hydromorphone pills, WFTS-TV reported. But as the clerk began handing them over, security camera footage shows Jurisoo lurking in the background. As the heist unfolds, and the cameras roll, Jurisoo can be seen springing into action: he creeps up behind Johnson, wraps his arms around Johnson’s neck and then takes the crook to the ground.
Jurisoo held onto Johnson until police arrived, who was eventually arrested and charged in connection with the robbery. He’s also being investigated for connections to another robbery.
Still, despite Jurisoo efforts, the Sarasota police don’t recommend doing what he did.
“Although we applaud the actions of Mr. Jurisoo in bringing this suspect into custody, we do not encourage or recommend that members of the public take matters into their own hands when they observe a crime,” Captain Patrick Robinson warned.
Watch Jurisoo in action below: