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Suspect arrested after he calls 911
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Suspect arrested after he calls 911

BUFORD, Ga -- Police should always be so lucky. A Buford man was arrested for shoplifting after he called 911 himself.

Alfonso Aguilar, 42, of Buford was spotted by loss prevention officers at the Walmart on Buford Drive Monday night. They followed him out of the store after watching him steal several items.

When the employees identified themselves as loss prevention Aguilar pulled out a knife and
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swung it widely
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and ran, according to a Gwinnett County Police incident report.
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So he actually produces a knife in the course of this trying to resist these two guys who he claims later are trying to abduct him or assault him," Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Police said Aguilar ran from the two Walmart employees across the street to a Lowes parking lot where he hid behind a box truck and pulled out his phone and called 911. "(He) claims that he's actually the one being attacked by these two 'thuggish' looking individuals," Cpl. Smith said.

11Alive News obtained a copy of the 911 call and you can hear Aguilar explaining to 911 "Sorry I'm out of breath. These guys tried to grab me and told me that they were...but they look like two little thug guys."

Aguilar explained to 911 why he ran. "I pulled out my knife because they were two on one and they were grabbing me really firm."

While he was on the phone with 911, police arrived on the scene and they had already talked to the Walmart loss prevention officers. You can hear the arrest on the 911 call and Aguilar seemed to be confused. "I called for help. I'm the one that called for help," he said.

After Aguilar was arrested police found several store items near the box truck where he was hiding. He has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Theft by Shoplifting and Possession of a Weapon During a Crime.

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