Shoplifter falls ill on the scene

CREATED Dec 15, 2012

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WEST ALLIS - A 16-year-old accused of shoplifting in West Allis had to be resuscitated at the scene.

It happened Friday afternoon at a convenience store on 92nd and Schlinger.

Police say customers subdued the teenager and he stopped breathing.  He was resuscitated by paramedics and taken to Froedtert.  Police are investigating.