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Pam Thompson, wife of the pastor at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo, foiled a theft attempt Saturday morning in a south Fargo grocery story parking lot. Three other women helped her. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Wife of West Fargo pastor foils brazen theft

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By Emily Welker / The Forum

FARGO – Parishioners at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo know that Pam Thompson, wife of the pastor there, the Rev. Bill Thompson, is “a little off the beaten path,” as she puts it.

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A brazen would-be thief who’s still on the lam may have a similar feeling about Thompson after he tried to snatch her purse in broad daylight Saturday morning in a grocery store parking lot in south Fargo.

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