Woman chases down, captures alleged thief
Clara Vondrich, 36, was taking a business phone call while standing in front of a Williamsburg coffee shop on South Third Street at 1:20 p.m. when the teen approached her with two pals.Yep. Because "good" boys always attack and rob women. And if you look at his picture, this 13 year old is no little kid. But in his mom's eyes, he's the victim here.
The 13-year-old, whose name is being withheld by The Post because he is a minor, allegedly pushed her from behind, nearly knocking her to the ground.
He ripped the phone from her hand and fled, said Vondrich and police sources.
“I was all disoriented,” Vondrich told The Post. “My headphones almost came off.
“I looked up and I saw him running with my phone.”
Wearing a pair of thick wedges and a sundress, Vondrich chased after him.
Vondrich said the teen appeared to be out of shape and handed off the phone to his more nimble pal, who ran off.
But she kept after the slow boy, who was huffing and puffing down Wythe Avenue during the five-block chase.
The Wonder Woman grabbed hold of the teen at South Sixth Street and Wythe Avenue, wrapping her arms around his chest and pinning him against a car.
“He was so pudgy and was slowing down, so that’s why I caught up to him,” Vondrich said, adding she felt sorry for the kid.
Vondrich, who works in advertising, held him for two minutes before cops arrived.
The boy was cuffed and taken to the 90th Precinct station house, where he was expected to be charged with grand larceny, sources said.
When reached at her home, the boy’s mom chided Vondrich for grabbing her son.
“She has her hands all over him,” she said when she saw photos of the bust. “Why is she touching him like that?”
“He’s a very good boy,” the mother added.
And of course Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are likely now enroute to New York to denounce this woman as a racist and Obama will be weighing in shortly on behalf of the boy just as soon as he gets back from his latest vacation.