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Back in L.A., Farrah, Kate, and Jaclyn Were All Smiles

Outside magazine, April 1996

Back in L.A., Farrah, Kate, and Jaclyn Were All Smiles
By Todd Balf and Paul Kvinta

"We're not models on in-line skates," clarifies Katina Salafatinos. "We're speed skaters who do some modeling." A crucial distinction--at least as far as burglar Merado Velasquez is concerned. Salafatinos, a professional racer, and Andrea Franklin, an amateur, were on a photo shoot in Miami Beach last winter when they noticed Velasquez breaking into Salafatinos's red Mazda Miata. The women, along with a passing male cyclist, started after the burglar. Salafatinos chased Velasquez down a garbage-strewn alley, while her cohorts circled the block to cut him off. "The guy on the bike jumped him just as Andrea body-slammed him," recounts Salafatinos. "I ravaged him, then Andrea sat on him." Velasquez reportedly began crying as the posse recovered a beeper and $14 and then turned him over to the police. Says Salafatinos, "We actually felt kind of sorry for him."

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