Jonathan Martin was out shopping in Los Angeles on Thursday when he noticed a pair of shoplifters grab some purses from the Versace store and try to run. The 49ers offensive lineman saw a security guard struggling with one of the alleged thieves and helped out.
Yahoo spoke with Martin after his foray into crime fighting, and the offensive lineman said he reacted as soon as he saw what was happening in the store.
“I didn't even think,” Martin told Shutdown Corner on Thursday night. “I just reacted. It wasn't 'til later when [my friend] said, 'He could have had a gun.' I didn't even think about it. I just wanted to help.”
Martin came to the forefront of the NFL during the Miami Dolphin bullying scandal two seasons ago. He started nine games in his first season with San Francisco.
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