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Published August 15, 2012, 05:51 PM

Former college linebacker tackles suspect outside Minnesota convenience store

ROGERS, Minn. — A former college linebacker has put his football skills to use in tackling a robbery suspect outside a Rogers convenience store.

ROGERS, Minn. — A former college linebacker has put his football skills to use in tackling a robbery suspect outside a Rogers convenience store.

Thirty-eight-year-old John Daiker was getting gas at the SuperAmerica Tuesday night when he saw a teen “obviously up to no good.”

Daiker pulled his van up to the store to block a door and then yelled at another customer to call police.

It was then that Daiker saw the suspect had a gun. Daiker put the teen in a headlock until police arrived.

Daiker was a defensive end at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. He tells the Star Tribune that “This is what it's like getting the quarterback, pretty good.”

Rogers Police Chief Jeffrey Beahen says while no shots were fired, police advise against citizens taking such risks.

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