Reliable Source reports on The Bowtied Crusader:
Tony Williams was on K Street yesterday afternoon when a thief grabbed a package from a UPS hand truck. The deliveryman, standing a few yards away, looked up and yelled, “Hey!” but the man kept walking.
Enter the former mayor, who asked the delivery guy if he was being robbed. “I said to myself, ‘Do I just stand here? No, this can’t happen,’ ” Williams told us. “And I just started running.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Washington, this is former Mayor Anthony Williams:
Williams sprinted down K Street shouting, “Stop! Stop! You can’t do that!” With the deliveryman right behind him, he caught up to the culprit — who looked at the bow tie and stopped dead in his tracks.
“You used to be the mayor,” said the surprised thief, who simply handed over the box of computer parts.
Williams, with no police cars around, let the man go. Asked what happened by a passerby, Mayor Bowtie stayed humble:
“I’m just fighting crime in the city.”