Best Buy Worker Who Stopped Thief From Stealing Gets Offer To Play In Women’s Professional Football League (VIDEO)
Just before the start of the new year, there was a viral video on social media showing a young woman using her best blocking skills to stop a man from stealing a portable speaker and running out of the building with it.
She was praised by many, but criticized by a lot who thought she shouldn’t have put her life in danger over a replaceable item.
She explained what happened to Hawaii News Now:
“She said she saw him shoplift a pricey portable speaker from the store a few days earlier, but he got away.
According to her, she spotted him again on Dec. 23 as he dashed toward an exit with another speaker. This time around, she wasn’t about to let him get away.
“My first instinct was to just stop him. He’s not going anywhere. He’s not about to do this again. I’m not about to let it happen, especially not on my watch,” said Tapasa.
After a brief scuffle, he left empty-handed and Tapasa followed him outside.
“I could hear my manager in the back of me saying, ‘Let him go, Summer. It’s okay, let him go. Let him go,'” recalled Tapasa. “They would rather let an item go than us risking our lives, and I totally understand that. I appreciate that.”
She stated she would’ve gotten fired for violating company’s policy, but she had already put in her notice to resign well before that.
Aside from that, it looks like she might get another opportunity after a captain from the Women’s Football League Association contacted her to possibly suit up and play for the team.
“Their captain had hit me up on Facebook messenger, told me that she seen the video, and she’s wondering if I’m interested in playing for this football league,” said Tapasa. “I was like – this is crazy!”
The WFLA hosted its first draft last year in August in Las Vegas, and touts two conferences with a total of 32 teams.
The teams include the New Orleans Melody, Nashville Honey Bees, Atlanta Amazons, Miami Jewels, Charlotte Cruise, Washington Widows, New York Stars, Boston Gypsies, Chicago Breeze, Detroit Freeze, Philadelphia Assassins, Milwaukee Queens, Baltimore Belles, Pittsburgh Vixens, Cleveland Captains, Birmingham Bombshells, Seattle Reign, San Francisco Cranes, San Diego Waves, Las Vegas Devils, Phoenix Burns, Minnesota Shield Maidens, OKC Lightning, Salt Lake Lillys, Denver Pumas, Dallas Diamondbacks, Houston Shooters, Arkansas Mockingbirds, Portland Pirates, Kansas City Red Feathers, Albuquerque Angels and the Fames.