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Tippie Graduate Nabs Robber

A former University of Iowa track athlete who went to a bank to meet a friend for lunch helped chase down a man who held up the bank. Brad McCorkle (BBA99) of Davenport, Iowa, said he paused when the robbery suspect he was chasing Tuesday afternoon turned and pretended to have a gun in his pocket. McCorkle said he wasn't fooled, and the chase resumed. McCorkle flagged down a police car, and the suspect jumped over a fence into a yard. McCorkle, dressed in a suit for his job as a credit analyst at another bank branch, leaped after him. That was when the suspect made an offer, he said. "He offered me half the money to let him go," McCorkle said. The suspect continued to run but surrendered after the officer in the squad car drew his gun and arrested him by a fence. The suspect was being held on first-degree robbery charges. (News Interactive is the online arm of The Australian, the national newspaper of Australia.) A story also appeared in the Quad-City Times:


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