Lidl Worker Repeatedly Attacks Suspected Shoplifter With Pork Leg

Ah, Lidl, always looking to save people money. Well, now it seems the budget approach also extends to the supermarket chain's security, as a staff member decided to try taking down a shoplifter with an interesting makeshift truncheon.

In the East Midlands this past weekend, a Lidl worker was spotted on camera chasing a suspected thief - trying to take him out with a pork leg. Bet that hurt more than it looks.


Footage of the incident, filmed outside the supermarket's branch on Nottingham Road, Derby, shows the worker grabbing hold of the suspected thief as he tries to make his escape on a bike.

However, the try-hard employee is shown catching up with the cyclist and whacking him several times with the leg of pork. Eventually, though, the suspected thief manages to get away - no doubt with a sore head.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The moment was captured by bewildered passer-by Keifer Bateman, who uploaded the short clip to Facebook the day after. It has now been seen over 26,000 times.

Keifer, 23, a landscape engineer from Derby, said: "I was walking across the road when this cyclist came out of nowhere with a shop worker holding onto him.

"I couldn't believe it when the worker swung this big pork leg at him and clonked him on the head.

"It was one of the strangest things I've ever seen but fair play to the shop worker, he wasn't going to let the fella go without a fight.

"I was in the right place at the right time to film it otherwise no one would have believed me.

"The cyclist managed to get away in the end but he'll be sporting some bruises. Those pork legs can be pretty heavy."

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Credit: SWNS

A spokesman for Lidl said the supermarket was sorry to hear of the incident as it doesn't condone 'any behaviour that could be considered inappropriate or offensive'.

The spokesman added that the man shown in the clip was believed to be a store employee and the incident is now being looked into.

"We have thorough procedures in place for dealing with shoplifting at our stores and were, therefore, disappointed that these procedures had not been followed on this occasion," the spokesperson said.

"Upon being notified of this incident, we immediately launched a full internal investigation."

Derbyshire Police said it had no record of the incident but has contacted police officers in the area to see if they can shed any light on what happened.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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