Images of the incident, captured on a cell phone, went viral after being shared online.
It was recorded at Poundland in Castle Square around 2 p.m. Tuesday and showed that an alleged shoplifter was being ejected from the store.
The footage shows a man in a headlock and knocked down by a store worker after being charged with shoplifting.
Another Poundland employee then intervenes and drags him into the street outside.
During the incident, the man ejected from the store lost a shoe and his pants and underwear fell off.
As the ejected man gets up, he confronts the store clerk who dragged him outside and makes a movement suggesting he is going to retire.
He doesn’t, but the store clerk performs a karate kick and throws him to the ground.
South Yorkshire Police said: “We are aware of a video filmed in Sheffield city center circulating on social media.
“Police were called to Poundland on Castle Square around 2pm Tuesday with reports of thefts, disturbances and threats against staff.
“A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and assault and has since been released under investigation.
“The investigations are ongoing. “
A spokesperson for Poundland said: “We know our colleagues face challenges with shoplifters every day.
“We are delighted that this specific incident is now in the hands of the police.
“We are sure they are the right people to handle this under all the circumstances.”
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This notice was published: 2021-08-28 06:13:08