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Cyclist Foils Mugging

Commuter chases down, tackles robber

Chicago cyclist Eric Puetz foiled a mugging on Thursday by chasing down and tackling a man who mugged a 75-year-old woman and ran away with her purse. Puetz followed the mugger into an alley, where he and a bystander tackled the man and held him down until police arrived. "There are just certain things that aren't acceptable," Puetz told the Chicago Tribune on Friday. The suspect, Larry Bostic, remains in custody with bail set at $300,000.

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