A 16-year-old who tried to swipe a purse left unattended in Mayor Art Ward's outer office at City Hall today found himself pursued by the mayor himself.
Ward apparently chased the youngster out of the building, across North Main Street and into the former mall property across the street, where he pulled up before his legs gave out.
The police caught up with the suspect shortly afterward and took him into custody.
Short lesson: don't mess with the mayor.
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