LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) — San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was at a Los Angeles shopping center Thursday when he reportedly helped subdue an alleged shoplifter at a Versace store by punching him until he complied with a security guard.
On Thursday afternoon, Martin told Yahoo! Sports that he and a friend were out shopping at the Beverly Center at the moment two men were shoplifting several purses at the Versace Collection store.
While one shoplifter got away, Martin said that he ran into the store and helped the security guard in corralling the second alleged shoplifter, who was much larger. Martin then punched the man “five to eight times” until he went down. He said he wanted to do just enough to get the man to stop fighting so that he could be subdued.
Martin, who gained attention at the center of the Miami Dolphins bullying controversy told…
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