Police: Man fought store employee after trying to steal detergent

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- A bystander captured video of a shoplifting suspect detained after police say he got into a fight with a loss prevention officer at a Safeway store near Downtown Phoenix.

Police booked 23-year-old Jesse Rodriquez, Jr. into the 4TH Avenue Jail on counts of shoplifting and assault.

He's accused of putting laundry detergent in his backpack Tuesday night at the store near 7th Street and McDowell, and then trying to leave without paying.

Hunter Hoffmann, of Phoenix, captured video of the scuffle outside the store.

Investigators say loss prevention officers nabbed Rodriquez, who fought with one of them.

They subdued him until police got to the store and took him into custody.

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