Purse Snatch interrupted by Citizen Hero on Horseback NA16059ti

April 8, 2016

WHAT: Recognizing Citizen Hero

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2016 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Devonshire Community Police Station 10250 Etiwanda Avenue Northridge, CA 91325

WHO: Captain III Brian Pratt, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Community Police Station Lieutenant Tim Torsney, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Detective Division Citizen Hero Nester Zepeda and his horse Palomino

WHY: Publicly acknowledge Citizen Hero Nester Zepeda with a Certificate of Appreciation for intervening in a purse snatch incident on March 25, 2016. Mr. Zepeda and his horse, Palomino, chased down a purse snatch suspect causing him to abandon the victim’s property. All of the victim’s property was recovered and immediately returned to her.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.