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Off-duty police officer helps catch purse-snatching suspect

By Star-Advertiser staff

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An off-duty police officer helped arrest a purse snatching suspect at the Kapolei Shopping Center Monday.

Police said a 34-year-old woman saw the suspect taking her handbag from a shopping cart around 3:45 p.m. The woman called police and chased the 49-year-old theft suspect.

An off-duty police officer saw the woman chasing the suspect and also called police dispatch.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft and unauthorized possession of personal information.







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twitter6 wrote:
pummel the guy, he deserves it
on February 18,2014 | 07:45AM
serious wrote:
He is not "off duty ". We are paying them $4 an hour 24/7 365 days a year to be on alert and ready for action. Correct???
on February 18,2014 | 08:27AM
Upperkula wrote:
$35.040 Hardly enough for a years salary
on February 18,2014 | 08:52AM
serious wrote:
Upperkula, all I know is what I read in the paper----THAT'S IN ADDITION TO THEIR REGULAR SALARY. This is a Democratic union run welfare state!!! The firemen get $3 an hour 24/7 365--look it up.
on February 18,2014 | 09:27AM
krusha wrote:
People grumble until they themselves need assistance. Small price to pay for piece of mind. Many private sector jobs pay their workers for being on call too, so this is not something unique to these workers.
on February 18,2014 | 04:49PM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
At least, according to the story he "helped" by calling 911, but not actually giving chase or apprehending him.
on February 18,2014 | 11:10AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Good job, officer.
on February 18,2014 | 01:05PM
LadyNinja wrote:
Great job again, HPD.
on February 18,2014 | 09:08AM
Bully wrote:
Must have been a young cop that gave chase, the old cop wouldn't have bothered.
on February 18,2014 | 11:46AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
Despite the misleading headline, it doesn't say the off duty officer gave chase, just that he called 911 too.

"An off-duty police officer saw the woman chasing the suspect and also called police dispatch."


on February 18,2014 | 03:39PM
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