Newly elected councilor robbed at watch party

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2009 4:02 PM

Newly elected Tulsa City Councilor Maria Barnes learned just hours after her election it's like to be a crime victim. Barnes was at her election watch party Tuesday night when a man grabbed her wallet from her purse and ran. Barnes and several supporters chased the suspect several blocks before catching the 26-year-old suspect and holding him for police.

The man was arrested for petty larceny and public intoxication and later released on $600 bond. He could not be reached for comment.