Saturday, November 19, 2016
This is a story about Daniel Bronson, a 21 year-old quarterback from the University of Rochester.
Last Friday night he had a hell of a game piling up nearly 400 yards in total offense and ran 60 yards for a touchdown in a 37-34 home loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His 192 yards rushing was the most ever by a quarterback at the Division III school. He also completed 21 of 32 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown despite suffering what was later diagnosed as a separated right shoulder in the third quarter.
After the game he went to dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. When he walked out of the restaurant he saw a man run past a 73-year-old woman and yank her purse out of her arms as she walked with her husband. He took off after the man, who dropped the purse but kept on running. Bronson kept running, too, and tackled the man and held him down with the help of his girlfriend's father and brother. Police arrived and arrested the man on a robbery charge.
Well Bronson added another 100 yards to his totals for the day and this Friday troopers presented Bronson and the Ellingers with Citizen Recognition Awards during a ceremony in Lockport.
The purse snatcher; a fumble, lost yardage and busted! All in all not a good day for the purse snatcher. !