A shoplifter caught in the act of stealing, gets the surprise of a lifetime when he absorbs a knock-out punch from another shopper. Maybe it will send a message to others who may be planning to do some shoplifting of their own this holiday season.

The holiday shopping season is the prime time for shoplifters. Large crowds and busy sales clerks offer a temptation that is too hard to resist for the low-lifes of society. We are seeing greater security measures being taken by retailers from hidden cameras, extra workers, and even secret-shoppers.

I don't think the guy who lands the punch in this video is a secret shopper.  Most likely he's just an average joe, sick and tired of paying higher prices for merchandise because of people with sticky fingers.

Watch him as he confronts the thief with a strong right cross. Wham!! Do you think he did the right thing?