A 17 year old man was arrested outside Countdown South on Friday 8 September 2017 after stealing meat from the supermarket.
He was chased and confronted by an ex-Police officer who saw what was taking place. An off-duty police officer who was also there came to his assistance, however the man became aggressive and head-butted the off-duty police officer, breaking his nose. An army officer from the New Zealand Defence Force was also on the scene and they managed to restrain the man.
He was arrested and charged with theft and assault.