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Kevin Jerik thwarted a purse snatching outside of Hugo's grocery store in East Grand Forks on Monday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden.

He's sore, she's safe

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It's standard practice, Sheila Jerik said, to get her husband on the phone and walk him through the grocery store aisles. On Monday, the day Kevin Jerik foiled a purse snatching and became a local hero, she had special items on her list, things she needed for a birthday party.


But Kevin seemed a little crabby, not quite himself, when he called from the parking lot outside Hugo's in East Grand Forks.

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