HIGH POINT, N.C. (WFMY)-- It happened at a High Point Walmart. Officers responded to a shoplifting call and encountered 24-year-old Cheyenne Transeau.
Authorities said Transeau had a large amount of heroin and tried to eat it. That's when the officer tackled him to the ground.
"We take responsibility for them. This is a prime example. That officer taking responsibility for a person he had in custody. He's not going to stand there and watch him eat or swallow something, you know, and do harm to himself," said Lieutenant Curtis Cheeks III with the High Point Police Department.