• Landlord being called hero after catching alleged package thief

    By: WPXI.com

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    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh area landlord Mike McSorley was at a loss for words as he looked back at pictures of himself stopping a suspected package thief right in his tracks.

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    "I approached him and asked him if I could talk to him for a second,” McSorley said.

    McSorley's co-workers snapped the photos moments after he confronted the man on a North Oakland corner Thursday afternoon.

    "I think he realized the gig was up and he kind of ran into me and I grabbed him and got him on the ground,” McSorley said.

    He continued to hold him down until police got there.

    Pittsburgh police confirm they arrested and charged the man, 42-year-old David Samuel. 

    They say he's responsible for at least two package thefts at an apartment building on Melwood Avenue. 
    McSorley shared a video with WPXI showing Samuel allegedly in the act.

    He said he's not sure he would do something like this again and has a message to the suspect.

    "I just hope whatever is causing him to do this.... I hope he can get his life together,” McSorley said.

    McSorley knows a thing or two about defending himself. He coaches and trains several professional boxers.

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