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Purse-snatchers pick on police advocate

Teen purse-snatchers preyed on activist who arranges police meetings.

Purse-snatchers pick on police advocate

As if anyone needs more proof that criminals are stupid, the West Philly Local has this gem about two teens who snatched a lady's purse Monday.

Turns out the victim was community activist Fran Byers, who organizes monthly meetings of residents and 18th district police officers - and was even handing out fliers for the next meeting when she was attacked. 

Police nabbed the bad guys, and Byers, who the West Philly Local says suffered a dislocated shoulder, is recovering. 

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