Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2007

70-year-old marathoner catches alleged thief

April 29, 2007


— A shoplifter would have to run pretty far to get away from this 70-year-old clerk.

Judy Brenner sprinted about 100 feet to catch a teen she thought stole liquor Thursday from a store where she works in Wolfeboro.

Brenner, who ran the Boston Marathon this month, discovered the teen had a half-gallon of whiskey under his jacket. She and others who joined the chase helped detain him until police arrived.

"I wasn't going to let him go," she said.

Brenner, of Brookfield, said she ran 14 marathons decades ago and finished the Boston Marathon this month in just over five hours, placing sixth among the women in her age bracket.

The suspect was charged with theft and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor.


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