Weather Forecast

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

Email News Alerts

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.


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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.