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Bartender stops man from stealing purse


MADISON (WKOW) -- A bartender at Paul's Club witnessed a man trying to take a woman's purse Thursday night.

The purse had been sitting on top of the bar and the employee immediately recognized the suspect trying to take it.

The suspect, 53-year-old Jeffrey White had been kicked out of the club several times in the past for similar theft attempts.

White slowly slid the purse his way as the owner was talking with friends.  Just as he grabbed it, the bartender approached him. 

The bartender was able to snatch the purse out of White's hands and attempted to keep the thief in the bar until police arrived.

White managed to break free, but the bartender followed him until officers made an arrest.

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