Man, Son Credited With Thwarting Store Robbery
WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) - The Warrenton police chief is calling a man and his son heroes for stopping a hold-up at a Kroger's grocery store and detaining the two robbers until police came.
KSDK reports Derrick Moreau and his son Michael had stopped at the store on their way home from baseball practice Friday night when they saw the robbery in progress.
Derrick Moreau snuck up on one of the juvenile culprits and tackled him, pinning him to the ground. At the same time Michael Moreau and two clerks grabbed the second suspect.
Police Chief Greg Houdyshell says it's always a surprise when officers get to a crime scene and find the suspects already in custody.
Police believe both suspects probably were on drugs. Both were being held at a juvenile detention facility.