Scooter rider catches robber at Wal-Mart

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Video: Caught on Video: Scooter rider catches robber at Wal-Mart

Video: Interview: Boy has fundraiser money stolen

Video: Scooter rider catches robber at Wal-Mart

Charles Salvatore holds down a suspect after he allegedly stole a jar of money from kids raising money for the American Liver Foundation.

Port Richey, Florida  - Sometimes news happens when you're out covering other news. And that's just what happened Friday.  

We were out at Wal-Mart Friday doing a interview with Charles Salvatore, who will ride his motorized scooter from Zephyrhills to Alaska to raise awareness of liver diseases for the American Liver Foundation.

While we were interviewing Salvatore, a man on a bicycle grabbed a money container from Salvatore's 10-year-old nephew who was helping the family with the fundraiser.  The suspect ran from the Wal-Mart and bystanders and family gave chase. 

So did Charles on his 50cc scooter. 

Photo Gallery: Scooter rider takes down robber

They caught up with the suspect and held him until police arrived.  The suspect was arrested and will most likely be charged with strong armed robbery. 

As the officer was putting the suspect into the cruiser he apologized to Charles, and cursed at our cameraman.

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