No. of Recommendations: 2
Seattle street justice---

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002069860_metergreeter22m.html


<<While Sobremonte was working as a Seattle "meter greeter" — showing people how to use the city's new parking pay stations — a man drove up. Ignoring her greeting, he approached a woman who had just finished taking money out of an ATM at 230 Broadway Ave E.

"I thought the man knew the woman, and [then] I realized it was a robbery," said Sobremonte, who moved here two years ago from the Philippines. "They were struggling [and] the woman was trying to escape."

Sobremonte, 46, of West Seattle, screamed for help and tried to wrestle the purse away from the robber. Another woman ran up and started struggling with the purse snatcher. The man grabbed money that fell out of the purse and ran; he was chased by two women, said Sobremonte.

Sobremonte stayed behind to help the victim and dialed 911. When police arrived at 9:10 a.m., about five minutes after the robbery, a crowd of people had trapped the suspect underneath a car near 10th Avenue East and John Street, said police spokesman Sean Whitcomb.

The man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

>>

Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.