Alleged Shoplifter Fights With Apache Mall Security

Created: 07/31/2014 12:30 PM

(ABC 6 News) – Police say a shoplifter tried to fight off a security officer at the Apache Mall in Rochester after attempting to take off with stolen T-shirts.

A female employee at the Champs store reported to security that a man had taken three T-shirts from her store. A mall security officer tried to stop him and the suspect then tried to fight him off.  But the mall security officer was able to get the man in handcuffs before police arrived. The brawl happened near Macy’s, around 6:30 Wednesday night.

Mitchell Vipond, from Alexandria, faces robbery charges. He also had a warrant out for his arrest in Douglas County for theft.

Mitchell Vipond
Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center