Gary mayor thwarts thief on way to theater

2013-03-13T21:30:00Z Gary mayor thwarts thief on way to theaterSteven Ross Johnson Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 13, 2013 9:30 pm  • 

GARY | A funny thing happened to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on her way to the theater Tuesday night — she stopped a would-be thief from stealing her neighbor’s television.

According to a post on the mayor’s Facebook page, Freeman-Wilson said she spotted a man rolling a garbage container down the street from her home as she was on her way to the Marquette Park pavilion to see Emmy award-winning actor Ed Asner perform his one-man show “FDR.”

“Hi Facebook family. Today I was leaving home and saw a young man rolling a new garbage can down the street in broad day light,” Freeman-Wilson wrote. “Turns out he has one of my neighbors flat screens in there.”

After confronting the man, who according to her post gave her “multiple excuses,” she called police who took the man into custody.

“We have to look out for each other,” she posted. “Let's pay attention and of course stop stealing!!”

After police took the man into custody, Freeman-Wilson wrote that she continued on her way to see Asner’s show.

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