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DRAMATIC VIDEO – Shoplifters Crash into Parked Vehicle While Attempting to Flee

BROOKSVILLE – Around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, loss prevention employees at the Walmart on Cortez Blvd alerted authorities of a possible theft in progress.

According to sources, the suspect was known to loss prevention employees as a repeat offender and that he was involved in several previous thefts at their store.

By complete coincidence, I [Tom Lemons, RNRF] arrived on scene and parked next to the suspect’s vehicle, just as he was unloading stolen merchandise into a minivan. I immediately grabbed my camera and began filming the suspect and his accomplice, a female driver, as they backed out of their parking spot. The driver continued backing up to avoid being filmed and subsequently crashed into a parked pickup truck. I continued filming as the minivan sped away towards Cortez Blvd.

Thanks to the video, I was able to provide a vehicle tag number to deputies who then responded to suspect’s alleged residence, located at 8080 Greenbriar Court. Unfortunately, deputies were unable to make contact with the suspects or locate their vehicle at the residence.


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  • Hmmmmm seems like a “reporter” should be reporting the news not involved in the story…. Perfect example of cause and affect. Good job to bad you will never be a real reporter.

    Monday, 7 August 2017, 12:51 pm
  • The “coincidence” of Tom Lemons being in the right place at the right time doesn’t matter. The ones driving the van were 100% at fault. Their actions caused this filming and the guilty driver backed into the truck herself. What do you expect the outcome to be when you STEAL?? Things happen, duh!

    Sunday, 6 August 2017, 2:41 pm
  • All you people saying this is news need to get a life lol Oh no someone stole 30 dollars of stuff from a billion dollar corporation who has out countless amount of small businesses out of business. Id be willing to bet everyone saying this is news is 50+ with nothing better to do.

    Sunday, 6 August 2017, 9:08 am
  • How’d you “happen” to be on scene and know you had to start filming?

    Saturday, 5 August 2017, 10:28 pm
  • Let us talk about how the owner of the pickup can now sue Tom. He created the situation that got the pickup truck slammed into. Now this truck owner has a deductible to deal with because he wanted to get some “flashy” news. If you were all the owner of this vehicle, you wouldn’t be laughing. You would be super pissed off.

    Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:15 pm
    • This very well could have happened even if Tom hadn’t been there. Lots of people like to play hero, anyone could have been filming and called them out on stealing. Just because he’s a reporter doesn’t make this his fault.

      Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:03 pm
      • I’ve never once seen a “videographer” in a walmart parking lot. Despite what Youtube has obviously lead you to believe, that is exceedingly rare.

        Saturday, 12 August 2017, 5:56 pm
    • Tom created the situation? The driver of that van made the decision to reverse away like a complete idiot, probably to avoid Tom getting his tag! Tom, thankfully, got his tag which makes it easier for our deputies to find these morons.

      Saturday, 5 August 2017, 7:09 am
    • The only person the owner of the pickup truck can sue is the low life shoplifters. Filming someone in public is completely legal and to be expected! Blaming Tom is is like blaming a law enforcement officer if someone injures themselves trying to evade capture. This thought process of yours is what I a great contributor with the decline of society today. Personal responsibility!!!

      Monday, 7 August 2017, 8:42 pm
  • Need to set up an island somewhere to just dump scumbags like these and just forget about them

    Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:00 pm
  • Bwahahahahahahhaha

    Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:23 am
  • This was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:13 am
  • Great Job Tom….now that’s what I posted to you about in one of your previous posts which had nothing to do with us folks here in Hernando County….NOW, THIS IS REAL NEWS, REAL FAST!!

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:53 pm
  • The thing on his arm has nothing to do with being handicapped he’s probably trying to hide his track marks.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 8:10 pm
  • They’ll probably get probation so they can go get more stolen stuff to pay their probation. Sucks huh???

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 7:49 pm
    • WOW!! That’s some real ” Rockford ” sh!t there Tom ! Ur gonna need a CAPE pretty soon. Why didn’t u shoot em??
      U need to step it up a notch & start packin’ heat. Put a go-pro on top of ur head as u go in Hot, guns a blazzin’!!
      U better start out slow though, maybe a nursing home . Ruff some grannies up for the lowdown. Then move on to one of the junior highs rec yards, catchin’ little punks smokin’. Find out where they copped at. & move on to there. Looking forward to more of ur antics U crazy roving reporter.. oh , I liked the old website better, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

      Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:19 pm
      • tom gets death threats bc people dont always like their dirty laundry out in the open. hes playing it safe, theres no shortage of crazy out there.

        Friday, 4 August 2017, 8:47 pm
  • Hey, this is fake news.. just like CNN…………………………………………………………………………………………………Just kidd’n Tom.. Good work

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 7:06 pm
  • Talk about some REEL Fast News! Yuk yuk. Way to go:)

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 6:43 pm
  • fantastic footage! at least the truck owner has something to show his/her insurance co.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 6:22 pm
    • Doesn’t help with their deductible. Selfish reporting could have got someone killed. Hopefully he remembers this next time.

      Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:24 pm
      • You are an absolute moron! The blame lies squarely on the dirt bag shoplifters.

        Monday, 7 August 2017, 8:33 pm
  • great job Tom

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 6:18 pm
  • Outstanding!!!! Talk about Real News REAL FAST!

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:51 pm
  • Lololol this totally had me dying. What a bunch of freakkin losers!! Get a damn job!

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:39 pm
  • and so typical of this area… younger , nonworking scum with a HANDICAP plate.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:37 pm
  • and they have a handicap plate to boot,lock these people up

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:31 pm
  • idiots from our area….now we know about them….

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:30 pm
  • Dude with camo hate probably has no teeth. Mountain Dew in his hand.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:25 pm
  • Good work and quick thinking

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:52 pm
  • Now that’s what I call an exclusive story.

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:51 pm
  • I guess they need room and board for the next several years…

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:46 pm
  • Awesome work Tom, stupid criminals can’t run from video !!

    Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:45 pm

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