November 15th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Small Town Tracks Down Robber

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an entire town of 422 people tracks down a robber in Rhine, Georgia, CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

The local gas station there was recently held up in broad daylight.  Now, what happens if you see this happen in a major city?  You call 911, you run and hide, you look the other way.

But not in this town.

Resident Ken Lowery helped tracked down the suspect saying. He told local news affiliate WGXA,  "A nice lady like that, working at Aden's, trying to make a living and some thug coming out trying to rob her? People around her ain't gonna put up with that."

Some thirty people, all of them neighbors, found the suspect, chased him until he hid in a nearby garden shed, and kept him there until some really impressed cops could make the arrest.

We should point out that you shouldn't take the law into your own hands.  But in this case, police say residents of Rhine acted appropriately and nobody got hurt.

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  1. Phillip

    I was looking for the hooded sheets guess they're trying to rebuild their image.

    December 17, 2013 at 11:12 am | Reply
  2. Linda Sue

    "It takes a village!"

    November 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  3. Jerry Mann

    Hats off to these brave people. If every town or city had a few people like that maybe the crime rates would go down. Great job folks.

    November 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  4. charlene sellers

    I Live in Georgia , I Love the people , I believe they did the Right Thing . Some" Might have taught him a " wood shed " moment for that ....

    November 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  5. James M. Head

    Could they Send me a Welcome to Our Hometown Packet?

    November 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Reply

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