Woman chases alleged thief from bus, gets phone back

Jan. 15, 2013

A 28-year-old Milwaukee woman was riding the bus and on her phone when it was allegedly snatched from her hand by a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy who was getting off the bus.

She wasn't going to let her phone go so easily and bolted after him.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The boy had four of his friends try to block her from getting off with the alleged thief at the intersection of Mayfair Road and West Burleigh Street at 5:48 p.m. Saturday, but she rushed past them, chasing him and flagging down officers at the same time.

The four gave her phone back. The alleged thief was nowhere to be found until police dog Addy tracked him down.

The boy was arrested and admitted to stealing the phone.


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