From The Union-Leader:
MANCHESTER — Devin Sullivan and Nick Fiorentino had just finished working out Friday afternoon when they went to the Hannaford supermarket at 201 John E. Devine Drive and saw a store security officer chasing a man as he got on his bike with what police said was more than $100 in stolen goods.
Police said Nicholas Dupras, 37, ignored the security officer’s shouts to stop, then threatened, “I am going to spray you,” as he reached into his waistband.
Fiorentino, 26, said he initially thought Dupras was reaching for a weapon until he saw the cloud of pepper spray.
Fiorentino said a trace of the chemical caught him in the face, but he had experienced worse in his training as a Marine. The wind blew the spray right back into the face of Dupras, whose eyes still appeared irritated in the mug shot police released Monday.
“It didn’t really work out too well for him,” Fiorentino said Monday.
Police said Sullivan grabbed Dupras in a bear hug and Fiorentino helped take him down from there. An off-duty police officer on his way into the store placed Dupras in handcuffs until other officers arrived.