Hero Congressman Saves Own Wallet

rodney.jpgThere's a lot we just have to accept on hearsay in this story. For example: is this "Relinghuysen" guy actually a Congressman? Is that even a real name? We don't know, and there's simply no way of finding out.

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (news, bio, voting record), a New Jersey Republican, was walking in the area when a group of young men came up behind him. Frelinghuysen felt someone grab at his wallet and when he turned, the would-be robber took off, WRC TV report.

Frelinghuysen, 61, gave chase and caught the suspect a short distance away. Two passing police officers saw the chase and arrested the 18-year-old suspect, the report said.

Frelinghuysen, a seven-term congressman, was not immediately reachable for comment.

Asked about the incident, a police spokesman confirmed that "something like that occurred tonight in Georgetown."

"I can't identify the surviving victim of any crime," he said. "But, I understand the victim has been calling the news media and telling them his story."

Typical DC cops. They see a "Congressman" chasing an 18-year-old boy through Georgetown in the middle of the night and they arrest the poor boy. It's sick, really.

U.S. Congressman Chases Down Pick-Pocket [Reuters via Yahoo]


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