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Updated: 07/06/2018 08:30:01AM

Citizen justice highlights tame Fourth

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Leave it to civilians on the most patriotic day of the year to stop a suspected thief.

On the Fourth of July, a Punta Gorda police officer arriving at Laishley Park in response to a disturbance noticed “several civilians detaining” Richard Drake, 32. Witnesses reported that Drake stole a purse from a woman selling tickets at the Laishley Park festival.

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