Friday, September 18, 2015
Ron Kim nabs purse snatcher
From Eyewitness News:
A New York State assemblyman from Queens was walking down the street when he saw a woman being robbed.
The assemblyman played high school football in the Bronx and college football upstate, and it served him well Thursday.
"It was a crazy day," State Assemblyman Ron Kim said.
It was a crazy day for two-term Assemblyman Kim who found himself redefining the term constituent service, detaining a would-be purse snatcher on a busy Flushing sidewalk.
Moments earlier, he'd turned the corner as a woman with an infant was trying to chase the man down.
"I have a nine month old baby and all I could think was my wife walking the streets every single day and it happening to her," Assem. Kim said.
The man ducked into an office building, and for a moment Kim lost him and got on the phone to call 911.
But then, a Good Samaritan spotted the suspect, now wearing different clothes, and he charged up Main Street.
The assemblyman was still on the phone with police as he tackled him.