Denver dad becomes unwitting vigilante

Denver dad becomes unwitting vigilante
Image Credit:
Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some links to companies and deals on our site. Learn more about our guarantee here.

I’m always amazed by stories of people don’t live life as bystanders, but actually get involved when they see something happening.

CBS 4 in Denver reports Frank Ventola became an inadvertent hero when he tackled a man who had stolen prescription drugs from a Denver metro area pharmacy at a Safeway supermarket.

Frank was in the store one evening to buy some ice cream for his daughter. “I heard the pharmacist yell, ‘Help, help I’m being robbed, someone stop him, I’m being robbed,’ ” he said.

He saw a 20-year-old male suspect and tackled him as he was running through the store. It turned out, as the two men were wrestling on the ground, a knife came out.

“Oh, we had some conversation,” Frank, a former hockey player, said of what transpired from there. Most of what was said was not suitable for a family friendly website!

Frank was able to detain the man until police arrived. The supermarket gave him the ice cream for his daughter for free. His daughter back home didn’t believe his story of heroics!

A lot of people may think I’m encouraging vigilantism. I’m not. But you can feel free to post on Clark Stinks if you don’t believe me. The reality is you have to know your limits and do only what you feel safe doing.

Clark Howard About the author:
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
View More Articles
  • Show Comments Hide Comments