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VIDEO: Suspected Golf Club Thief Held at Gunpoint

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Donald Acree pulled a gun on Devon Montgomery when he found him with his stolen golf clubs.

The video is dramatic (and not safe for work). It was filmed a month ago, but it’s caught fire on social media in the past 24 hours.

This is the story: A thief had stolen the golf clubs of retired fire marshal Donald Acree when he’d left them on the patio outside the clubhouse at LaFortune Park Golf Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Acree had a hunch. So he drove to a nearby Golf Galaxy where he encountered 24-year-old Devon Scott Montgomery with Acree’s golf clubs. The video, shot by a bystander, picks up with Acree pointing his gun at Montgomery.

The gentleman in the red shirt is heard on camera stating that Montgomery was trying to sell the stolen golf clubs to him.

Ryder CupAcree is heard on video claiming to be a police officer. He is certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training and retains his status as a retired peace officer.

After police arrived at the scene, Montgomery “blurted out that he took the clubs.” Perhaps realizing his mistake of incriminating himself, after he was read his rights he refused to make further statements.

Montgomery was arrested on a grand larceny complaint and booked into the Tulsa Jail.

Montgomery has filed a complaint against Acree, although no charges have been filed against Acree.

Acree’s stolen golf bag was reported to be worth $3,800 and contained mostly Titleist equipment, including a Scotty Cameron putter, a range finder, rain jacket and cell phone.

So, what do you think? Did Acree cross the line, or was he justified in his actions?



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