Persistent Priest Catches Thief

A priest chased after a man accused of stealing a woman’s purse at a gathering at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro.Police say 56-year-old Jeffrey Woods slipped into the parish hall and stole a parishioner’s purse.Father Jean Rene Kalombo says he saw it happen and decided to chase after the suspect.“He kept walking and running, and sometimes I walked and sometimes I run after him,” said Father Jean Rene Kalombo.Police say Woods stole the purse on the Church’s campus at Fourth and Clay Street and tried to lose Father Kalombo, but the persistent priest did not let up.