People, what has your local elected official done for you today? This one catches street robbers! In Flushing, a would-be purse-snatcher was thwarted and caught -- tackled, no less -- by a New York state assemblyman.
State assemblyman stops would-be purse snatcher in Queens
Ron Kim, a two-term State Assemblyman from Queens, was walking on the sidewalk in Flushing on Thursday when he saw a woman being robbed. A former high school and college football player, he jumped into action, chasing down the robber and tackling him -- all while on the phone with 911.
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.
25-year-old Daniel Fish was charged with grand larceny. The assemblyman's glasses were apparently broken in the scuffle to take down the suspect, but it's all good. All in a day's work for Assemblyman Ron Kim!
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