Hugh Wade saw a man try to rob a pair of young women on a
Detroit street and gave chase in his car as the crook took flight.
When the criminal ran up a narrow alley, Wade leaped from his car,
drew his licensed pistol and fired two warning shots, stopping the
man's flight. Wade held the would-be robber for police, who
recommended him for a citation. He had won one such award in 1972
for rescuing an old woman from a purse- snatcher.
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