SANDY, Utah – A former deputy sheriff went to his TransWest CU branch to make a deposit Friday afternoon – and ended up making a citizen’s arrest after a robbery there.

Mychal Barber, a Salt Lake County Sherriff’s Deputy up until a year ago, was on his way to the gym, but stopped at his credit union on the way. Seconds before, a man had handed the tellers a note demanding cash - and left through the back door.

Barber, who had his 14-year-old son in the car, grabbed his gun and got out of the car so as not to endanger the youngster, and chased down the suspect, before wrestling him to the ground, where he held him until police arrived.

He held his pistol against the suspect’s spine until Sandy police arrived.

 

 

Subscribe Now

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the credit union industry

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.