An Akron resident played the role of hero around 2 Thursday morning when he chased down a suspect who punched two women to steal a purse. The two 19-year old women were walking to their cars in the 1200 block of Weathervane Lane when they were confronted by the suspect in a parking lot. That's when another man who observed the robbery intervened. . The 31 year old resident chased after the suspect, and caught up wiith him in a wooded area behind a business in the 1400 block of Weathervane Lane, where he called police.
Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says officers arrested 28-year old John Muzic of Westgay Drive in Akron after he was positively identified by the victims. Muzic was charged with robbery and two counts of assault and booked into the Summit County Jail.