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Fayetteville Citizen Tackles Would-Be Robber

Posted August 29, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville resident is being called a hero after thwarting an attempted robbery.

Police say a woman was trying to deposit a bag of money when a man grabbed the bag out of her hand. He did not get away with the money.

Demettrick Porter tackled the would-be robber and held him until police arrived. It's the second time in one week someone in Fayetteville has caught a suspected criminal before police arrived