LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The San Francisco 49ers’ right tackle Jonathan Martin can now add crime-fighter to his resume after he helped thwart a robbery at the Versace store in the Beverly Center.
The attempted robbery happened around 4:20 p.m. Thursday when the Niners lineman, whose parents live in Ladera Heights, witnessed a man stealing two purses from the luxury store.READ MORE: Oscars: Nominees For Best Original Song To Perform In Pre-Show Telecast
The 300-plus-pound football player helped a mall security officer take down the suspect who was arrested for felony robbery, the Los Angeles Police Department said.READ MORE: Long Beach Couple Buys Multi-Million Dollar Home, But Can't Get Former Tenant To Leave
Martin, a second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2012, made headlines in 2013 when he accused teammates of bullying.MORE NEWS: 20-Year-Old Lizandro Diaz Salgado Charged With Rape, Kidnapping and Carjacking One Day After Release From Jail
The 2014 season was the Stanford grad’s first with the 49ers where he played in 15 games.