Anchorage restaurant owner catches man breaking into nearby business


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Moose A’la Mode co-owner Marty Rathbun arrived at work to find broken glass near his restaurant in downtown Anchorage, then said a man walked through the door trying to get out.

“I tried to stop him and he didn’t have it, so he just charged at me,” Marty said.

Mary’s wife, Brandi Rathbun, was with him and filmed Marty shooting the man after he smashed the window. The Anchorage Police Department said it later arrested Hugh A. Clarke, 52, a convicted felon who police say stole items from The Antique Gallery, including a firearm.

“He was so submissive once Marty shot him down,” Brandi Rathbun said. “He was like, ‘I’m done. I mean, I got caught with half a million dollars worth of jewelry.'”

The restaurant owner stayed with the Clarke until police arrived, and Clarke was charged with multiple crimes at the Anchorage jail, including third-degree misconduct involving a weapon for being a felon in possession. of a firearm, according to the police.

The couple didn’t have too much time to reflect on what just happened as they needed to get back to work, but Brandi Rathbun posted the video of the takedown on Facebook where it received thousands of views hours later. late.

“Just watch out for your neighbors,” Marty Rathbun said.

Police did not confirm to the Alaska news source which items were taken or what dollar amount the items were valued at. Police have asked witnesses to crimes to gather as much information as possible while maintaining security.

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