It was one unlucky day for a 46-year-old alleged shoplifter at Wal-Mart at 6100 W. Kellogg.
An employee yelled “rob,” for robbery about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, after the man shoplifted $14.30 of merchandise, police said.
A customer, a Vietnam veteran, chased the man outside the store, shoved him into a snowbank and tackled him.
A cab driver outside Wal-Mart sprang to help.
He sprayed the suspect with Mace.
Another customer at the store, a retired game warden, then handcuffed the man.
The suspect, who had been banned from Wal-Mart stores for shoplifting before the incident, sustained minor injuries.
He was booked on suspicion of aggravated felony theft and battery and was again banned from Wal-Mart stores, police said.