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Published:October 25th, 2012 10:33 EST

James Marr, 79, Helps To Chase Down A Thief! Senior Superhero!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A sharp-eyed, long-distance-running senior helped catch a speedy shoplifter who allegedly ripped off a Manhattan drug store.

James Marr, 79, said he was walking west on East 84th St. when he heard somebody yelling, Stop thief! then immediately saw a man with a full laundry bag running past full tilt, followed by a Duane Reade employee who was losing ground."


New York Daily News

When I`m 79 I`ll be more than content if I can walk with droopy diapers without calling attention to myself. I certainly won`t chase after a thief, who is stronger, younger and more ruthless than me.

Marr didn`t think things through, if by some miracle if he had caught up with the thief, what in the hell would he have done?

But all`s well that ends well; in the hot pursuit the bad guy dropped a court document with his name and address on it.

The cops nabbed the thief a short time later and charged him with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

Reade`s crime-fighting days are over, he promises never to do anything like that again.

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