STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Bystanders chase gun theft suspect from Springfield Cabela's

A couple shares how they jumped into action and helped police arrest a theft suspect.

Posted: Nov 11, 2017 11:54 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A couple jumped into action and stopped a suspect from stealing a gun at Cabela's, according to police.

Paul Thomas and Carrie Gallic were at Cabela's on Friday when they saw a man with a "big 'ol rifle-looking black gun coming out of his jacket."

"She (Gallic) said, 'We need to get up. We need to stop it. We need to do something,'" said Thomas.

According to police, Nathan Livingston walked out of Cabela's with a gun stuffed in his jacket.

Thomas and Gallic said they chased him through the parking lot and called 911. They said he stopped across the street in a neighborhood 15 minutes later, right when police showed up to make the arrest.

"I don't know if he was out of breath or just tired of running," said Thomas.

Even though it turned out to be a pellet gun, Gallic said, "You're stealing a gun and what does that portray to the people around you? They're going to freak out."

Cabela's declined to comment.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21272

Reported Deaths: 356
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah491795
Washington308825
Marion291170
Umatilla229028
Clackamas153840
Malheur78314
Deschutes60410
Lane5853
Jackson4652
Yamhill46013
Lincoln4169
Union3942
Jefferson3604
Morrow3573
Polk31312
Linn28110
Klamath2012
Wasco1923
Hood River1910
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia960
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook471
Baker380
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 62°
Corvallis
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 62°
Roseburg
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 73°
North Bend
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events