April 29, 2007
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- A shoplifter would have to run pretty far to get away from this liquor store clerk.
Judy Brenner, 70, ran the Boston Marathon this month.
On Thursday, she was working at a state liquor store in Wolfeboro when she thought a young customer was trying to lift some liquor.
Brenner followed the teen out of the store. She said she wasn't going to let him get away with something he didn't pay for. He was walking fast -- so she picked up the pace. Finally, she sprinted about 100 feet to catch up with him.
She said she grabbed the half-gallon of whiskey he had under his jacket, while others who joined the chase grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived.
Brenner finished the Boston Marathon in just over five hours, placing sixth among the women in her age bracket.