Aug 27, 2010

Two shoplifters arrested at Shop With a Cop event

It was the annual Portland, Oregon "Shop With a Cop" back-to-school event, with officers helping about 160 children pick out clothing and school supplies for the approaching school year.

You couldn't miss the large police presence. The canine patrol was there along with about 60 uniformed officers from assistant chiefs and commanders to patrol officers and traffic cops.

But that didn't stop two men from going aisle to aisle, picking out a few items of their own.

After arresting the two "Shop With a Cop" shoplifters, the officers returned to assisting the children and helping them get ready for school.

One of the arresting officers said, "We're helping kids and arresting bad guys at the same time."