Colorado grocery store worker fired after filming shoplifters on Father’s Day

Colorado grocery store worker fired after filming shoplifters on Father’s Day

A King Soopers worker in Colorado was fired after he filmed three males stealing $500 price of laundry detergent. 

Santino Burrola, a former navy police officer, filmed the three shoplifters stealing the gadgets on Father’s Day June 18 round 6:40 p.m. 

The video reveals three males in a car parking zone rapidly transferring laundry detergent right into a car. Burrola approaches the car along with his telephone recording, playfully taunting the thieves. 

“Take a look at them stealing,” he says off-camera. “Actually bro? You gotta resort to this? Financial system’s not that unhealthy.” 


Colorado grocery store worker fired after filming shoplifters on Father’s Day

A person rapidly switch stolen gadgets right into a car.  (Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace / Fox Information)

The shoplifters hop within the automobile and begin to drive away. Burrola manages to drag off the aluminum foil overlaying the license plate. At no level does Burrola bodily interact with the consumers. 

The now-viral video has been shared by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace and rapper Snoop Dogg, who has greater than 80 million followers on Instagram. 

Burrola was fired from his job for supposedly violating the shop’s insurance policies towards chasing after thieves or intervening in a theft. 

King Soopers, which is a subsidy of the Kroger Firm, advised CBS Colorado it has “safety measures in place to assist forestall crime and deescalate such confrontations to reduce the danger to our associates.” 


“Whereas we’re unable to touch upon personnel issues, we worth our hardworking associates and their return dwelling,” the corporate stated. 

Burrola posted an impromptu “press convention” on his TikTok account during which he offered each the questions and the solutions. 

Burrola stated his employment with King Soopers restricted his skill to bodily interact with the shoplifters. He added that race performed no half in his motivation to document the shoplifters. 

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The worker peeled off aluminum foil overlaying the license plate earlier than the thieves drove away.  (Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace / Fox Information)

“I didn’t see colour once I confronted them. I’d seen criminals. White, black, brown, purple, It didn’t matter. A criminal offense was being dedicated and unsuitable is unsuitable and against the law is against the law,” Burrola stated in an expletive-laden TikTok submit. 

“And for these of you which are like, ‘thoughts your enterprise,’ let me let you know one thing: If one thing is going on proper in entrance of me, I’m going to make it my enterprise,” Burrola stated. 

A GoFundMe account has been arrange by Burrola’s cousin to assist him along with his bills and authorized charges. Based on the web page, Burrola was not given severance pay and has placed on maintain plans to maneuver to Florida to be nearer to his household. 

In the meantime, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace has recognized and arrested the getaway driver: 32-year-old Jorge Pantoja. He’s been charged with theft/shoplifting – a category 2 misdemeanor. The opposite two individuals stay at giant. 


Investigators positioned the registered proprietor of the car who alleged to have loaned the automobile to “a buddy.” The motive force was contacted, arrested, and advised deputies he picked up two different males on the Mild Rail station at I-25 and Belleview and “supplied them a possibility to make some cash.” 

FOX Enterprise has reached out to King Soopers for additional remark however has not but heard again.