Local Arlington Heights Hero

Arlington Heights resident, Eric Puetz, claim to fame could be for the simple reason that he rides his bike to work every day, add to the fact that his shop is in Logan Square (21 miles each way!) and we would consider that amazing.   Now hear what happened to Eric Puetz last Thursday evening as he started his ride home.

He heard a scream and saw a man stealing an elderly woman’s purse.  Puetz pursued the suspect, eventually tackling him and holding on until police arrived. Police charged 34-year-old Larry Bostic with stealing the 75-year-old woman’s purse.

“It was an incredible act of courage,” Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. “We’re appreciative; however, we don’t encourage people to chase individuals and subdue them. Had it been a case where he did have a gun, the circumstances could have been very tragic.”

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