Mayor Takes Down Alleged Beer Thief

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM EDT
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Mayor Takes Down Alleged Beer Thief

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When Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra says he wants to reduce crime, he means it quite literally, as he showed on Wednesday afternoon.

When Mayor Segarra was on Wethersfield Avenue and Lewis Street on Wednesday, he saw a  man in his 20s or 30s walk by an open trunk of beer in front of a package store and take two cases, according to officials.

Segarra could have called the police and just waited, but he didn’t. He took action right then and there.

Segarra  followed the man and demanded that he put the beer down, officials said.

When the man refused, Segarra followed him and called the police.

Officers were able to apprehend the man, then bring him to City Hall for the mayor to identify him.

The suspect’s name has not been released and information on the charges filed has not been released. 

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