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EGF man thwarts purse snatcher

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Kevin Jerik was sitting in his pickup truck outside Hugo's grocery store in East Grand Forks about 4:15 p.m. Monday, waiting for his wife to call him back with a final list, when he saw something not right.

He fixed it.

"I saw this guy running across the parking lot and thought, 'well, that was weird.' And he grabbed this old lady and threw her to the ground and grabbed her purse."

"I said, 'Fine, they are not going to take anybody's purse when I'm around.' "

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