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Waikiki lifeguards stop suspected thief

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:08 a.m. HST, Dec 26, 2013

Lifeguards helped stop a would-be thief in Waikiki on Christmas Eve, police said. 

A beachgoer witnessed a 42-year-old homeless man rummaging through a bag on the beach around 2 p.m. before he fled with it, according to police documents. 

Lifeguards detained the man until police arrived, police said. 

Police arrested the man at 3:20 p.m. on Kalia Road near Fort Derussy Beach Park on suspicion of second-degree theft.

All of the items in the bag he allegedly took off with were recovered at the scene.

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atilter wrote:
it pays to be alert to unusual events ... good job!
on December 26,2013 | 08:56AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Christmas Eve day.......that a Christmas were the two days the cops didn't have patrols out.
on December 26,2013 | 09:05AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Good Job. Not only did they see something, they said something and DID something! Mahalo to the folks that got involved and not turned their head or just talked about it.
on December 26,2013 | 09:15AM
smooshpappy wrote:
And in other news, a couple of policemen rescued a man who nearly drowned in high surf. He was held until Lifeguards arrived on the scene. Seriously, a big mahalo to our Men and Women in yellow and red, and the same for the folks in blue!
on December 26,2013 | 09:37AM
clum56 wrote:
I guess life guards do have other training other than life saving which is good for everyone to see.
on December 27,2013 | 02:44AM
joseph007 wrote:
Previous comment sent for approval. This *person* is out of jail already and rummaging around, stealing whatever he can.
on December 27,2013 | 07:07AM
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