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TODAY   |  July 05, 2013

Prison escapee tackled by patriotic customer

In this incredible caught-on-camera video, a man wearing a flag shirt tackles a prison escapee, holding him down and awaiting the arrival of police.

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>>> inmate that escaped from prison wednesday is back behind bars thanks to a patriotic store patron. the mug shot was around town near the prison where he escaped. so when he walked into a general store on thursday, one customer wearing an american flag shirt decided to take matters into his own hands. he took him down one swoop and held him there until police arrived. so captain america on duty.

>> he just recognized him from the wanted poster.

>> saw the mug shot and then saw the guy there at the general store and didn't wait for police.

>> patriotic citizen's arrest.

>> he had the element of surprise coming from behind.