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Portland police thank 'Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy' for assist

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 29, 2016 at 9:36 AM

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Oregon credited a mysterious hero known only as "Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy" with stopping a fleeing a suspect by "sacrificing his groceries."

Portland Police said officers saw Jaye Lindsay, 26, jaywalking across a busy street Feb. 18 and nearly being struck by multiple vehicles.

Officers attempted to talk to Lindsay in the parking lot of a nearby Fred Meyer store, but the man allegedly attempted to evade police by fleeing into the store.

Security camera footage shared by police on Facebook shows officers chase Lindsay into the Fred Meyer.

Lindsay dodges multiple obstacles while running through the aisles, but falls to the ground after colliding with a shopping cart pushed into his path by an anonymous shopper.

Lindsay was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer and a parole violation.

"The unidentified shopper retrieved his cart, picked up his groceries, and continued shopping. The officers wanted to thank him for sacrificing his groceries to stop a fleeing suspect," the post read. "Thank You Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy!"

Thank You Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy!

Thank You Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy!On February 18, 2016, at approximately 7:15 p.m., 26-year-old Cody Jaye Lindsay was arrested on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer and a parole violation. Lindsay was arrested after East Precinct officers saw him jaywalk across Southeast 82nd Avenue near Foster Road, nearly being hit by several drivers. When officers contacted him in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store, Lindsay took off running again into the Fred Meyer store. As officers chased him through the store, an unidentified shopper rolled his shopping cart into the path of the fleeing suspect, causing him to crash onto the floor, which allowed officers to catch up and take him into custody. The suspect was not injured during his encounter with the shopping cart. The unidentified shopper retrieved his cart, picked up his groceries, and continued shopping. The officers wanted to thank him for sacrificing his groceries to stop a fleeing suspect.

Posted by Portland Police Bureau on Friday, February 26, 2016
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