Video Shows Moment Shopping Cart Hero Foils Runaway Supermarket Thief

By : Alex Watt |


shopping cart guy 2 Video Shows Moment Shopping Cart Hero Foils Runaway Supermarket ThiefYouTube/Portland Police

There’s a new superhero in town and his name is ‘Shopping Cart Guy’.

Okay, so it doesn’t sound quite as cool as ‘Superman’, ‘Batman’ or ‘Daredevil’, but this bloke is an effective crime fighter nonetheless.

The quick thinking shopper used his trolley to effectively take down a suspect who was sprinting through the store, as police gave chase.

According to the Mirror, the CCTV footage of the epic moment has gone viral after the Portland Police posted the video on YouTube, fittingly titled ‘Thanks Shopping Cart Guy’.

The clip shows a man, 26-year-old Cody Jaye Lindsay, fleeing from police at a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon. As the manĀ approaches this particular shopper, however, SCG casually rolls his shopping cart into the suspect’s path to send him flying to the ground.

As the police officers pile on Lindsey to apprehend him, this badass guy simply takes back his trolley and continues with his shopping, casual as you like.

The man’s true identity remains a mystery, like all good superheroes, so officers posted an online thank you message to Shopping Cart Guy instead.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some just sacrifice their groceries to save the day.