Scoutmaster stops criminal
Elisa McClelland (elisamc@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 15:01:18 -0400
Here's more on that story about the Scoutmaster in DC:
From: The Washington Post, Wednesday, July 30,1997.
Style Section Page C3
The Reliable Source
By Annie Groer and Ann Gerhart
I Got You, Bub
Things got mighty dicey for Rep. Sonny Bono (R-Calif.) yesterday
afternoon when he leapt out of the way of a speeding car
driven by a man allegedly fleeing police on Capitol Hill.
Bono and an aide were returning from a series of votes in the
House chamber when the car, driven by Robert Holland, 21, of
Fairfax, came barreling down the sidewalk on Independence
Avenue, according to Capitol Police Sgt. Dan Nichols.
It had been halted by an officer who spotted its expired plates.
But Holland allegedly sped off, striking two autos stopped in
traffic. Then he bolted on foot with Capitol cops in hot
pursuit, Nichols said.
But it was Scoutmaster Andrew Leahy of Brentwood, Mo.,
picnicking nearby with some 20 of his lads, who blocked the
alleged perp's path. Leahy & Co. were here for the Boy Scout
Holland is being held on several charges, including felony
assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence of
drugs and leaving the scene of a collision, said Nichols. He'll
have a hearing today in D.C. Superior Court.
Bono, who could not be reached, was shaken up but unhurt.
Police were so impressed by Leahy's legwork, Nichols said, that
he'll be invited to their banquet in November to receive a
service award "for helping us apprehend a fleeing felony
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