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Man arrested for stealing take-out food and a purse

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) --Two Chattanooga Police Officers working in downtown district caught a man trying to steal a purse.

Tyrone Heard, 30 years-old, was caught trying to steal a purse from a female in the 400 block of Broad Street at just before 8 p.m. Friday. 

The officers were on routine patrol riding the new 3-wheeled Police Mobility Vehicles (PMV's) when they were approached by a citizen stating that Heard had just stolen some take-out food from a woman.  The citizen pointed the officers in the direction of Heard. 

As they arrived, Officers observed Heard attempting to steal a purse from another woman who was holding her 2 year-old child. 

The officers quickly took Heard into custody and found that he was still eating the food that he had stolen from the first victim.

Heard was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he was charged with two counts of Theft under $500, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. 

There were no weapons involved in the thefts and there were no injuries to either of the women or the child. 

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