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Good Samaritan helps police catch alleged robber at beach

By Star-Advertiser staff


A good Samaritan came to the aid of a man at Ala Moana Beach Sunday afternoon who was being accosted by a homeless man who had allegedly tried to steal his cellphone.

Police said the 34-year-old suspect approached the 53-year-old man at the beach at 4:20 p.m. The suspect allegedly punched the man in the face and took his cellphone, police said. A witness came to the aid of the victim and the two men detained the suspect until police arrived.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery and six outstanding contempt warrants.

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Mike174 wrote:
Excellent citizen involvement! Maybe the police could contain some of the more hostile homeless now, eh?
on December 17,2012 | 06:53AM
Slow wrote:
Maybe the police should detain hostile home owners too. Maybe we could get Joe Alapaio to run our police deparment. Maybe we should round up all the folks who we don't want.
on December 17,2012 | 07:34AM
false wrote:
What??? The homeless guy punch the other guy and tried to steal his cell phone. Many are tired of some of the homeless. Outreach people go out and try to get some of these people in to temporary housing but the refuse. Many do so because they don't want to follow rules of the facilities. They can't do their drugs and drinking. Just look under the airport off ramp. There is a little community under there. The City, and law enforcement go out, clean it up and they come back. What a waste of resources and taxpayers money. Yes many of us are tired of this. It not a matter of rounding up those we don't want just because you're homeless doesn't mean you don't have to follow the law or behave yourself.
on December 17,2012 | 09:19AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Who TF is Joe "Alapaio"? Can't even get the name right, Slow.
on December 17,2012 | 12:36PM
johncdechon wrote:
6 outstanding warrants...what a loser.A habitual criminal continuing his pathetic life of crime. Why are people like this still alive, let alone out on the streets?
on December 17,2012 | 10:09AM
DABLACK wrote:
Make arrangements to put the homeless on Kahoolawe or closest to our law makers' homes.
on December 17,2012 | 10:54AM
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