Fighter/record store owner subdues knife wielding thief


Tom "Mate" Anderton chokes people out in the cage, and runs a record shop, Tom's Music Trade in Red Lion, PA. Recently, the two worlds colllded.

Some unfortunate allegedly tried to steal from his store. It is wrong to steal, but it is really, really, really wrong to pull knives, and that is what allegedly happened with Anderson confronted him.

"Mate" disarmed him, and applied a rear naked choke, holding him until police arrived and arrested him.

AND... he is a UGer!

Rebecca LeFever from provides further details.

A Red Lion store owner said he was worried about his 12-year-old daughter and customers in the store when a man who police said attempted to shoplift items pulled a knife.

Thanks to his training as a cage fighter and boxer, store owner Tom Anderton said he was able to hold the man in a choke hold until police arrived.

Anderton said he opened his store Saturday and a man police identified as Shawn Frazier came inside the shop.

Frazier, 45, of Red Lion, was in the store for about two hours, looking through various CDs, DVDs and video games, according to charging documents. Anderton said Frazier was acting strangely and he spoke to Frazier twice about not putting merchandise in places it didn't belong.

When Frazier came to the counter with one CD, Anderton said, he asked Frazier about the items he could see in his back pocket.

"I just grabbed them," said Anderton.

As Anderton reached for Frazier's back pocket, Frazier pulled a black handled lock blade folding knife, according to charging documents.

Anderton said when he saw the knife he grabbed Frazier's arm and tried to hold it.

"He had to be about a foot away from my stomach," Anderton said.

Two other customers jumped in to help and it took all three men, and repeated punches from Anderton, to bring Frazier down, Anderton said.

"My daughter was in the store," Anderton said. "My two other girls, 10 and 7, they'd left just a short time later to go see a friend. What if they all would have been there?"

Anderton said he held Frazier in a rear naked choke and made him sit on the floor until police arrived.

The merchandise in Frazier's pocket, a DVD and a cassette tape, was worth less than $20, police said.

"I'm shook up a little," Anderton said Saturday. "I've had shoplifters before but nothing violent like this. I worry about what could have happened."

Frazier was charged with felony robbery and summary retail theft. He was released Saturday night on $10,000 bail. He could not be reached for comment.

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Alleged bad guy Shawn Frazier (the after picture)


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UGCTT_AsimpleFan site profile image  

12/11/13 9:50 PM by UGCTT_AsimpleFan

Records are like gold right now. All those guys that bought them up dirt cheap when the market was almost non existent are reaping the benefits right now. He is probably making bank off of discogs, with plenty of time to train. Good on him for choking that dude out. Do UGers get a discount if you have an online store.

wasssp site profile image  

12/11/13 9:42 PM by wasssp

Tf is a cassette tape?

Scobjjie site profile image  

12/11/13 7:39 PM by Scobjjie

Well done tom. Learn techniques to better your game but most importantly to protect yourself and your family and friends from scum like this. I'll give you a VTFU when you make an appearance on the thread. Subd

sevr1 site profile image  

12/11/13 6:38 PM by sevr1

10ers gonna 10.

chalice site profile image  

12/11/13 6:29 PM by chalice

not sure who has the sadder future, the guy who owns a record store or the guy who is stealing cassette tapes in 2013.

JohnnyB1 site profile image  

12/11/13 6:27 PM by JohnnyB1

Congrats on the choke.

Letibleu site profile image  

12/11/13 5:53 PM by Letibleu

  It's not hacking if it's given.  

UGCTT_EnderTL site profile image  

12/11/13 5:51 PM by UGCTT_EnderTL

Geez.. no wonder the UG keeps getting hacked. Lol.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

12/11/13 5:40 PM by DoomFarmer

Very nice.

staygreenponyboy site profile image  

12/11/13 5:34 PM by staygreenponyboy

The real beauty of this story is that Tom owns a genuine brick-and-mortar record store. Vinyl or die!