(WFIE/NBC News) A would-be thief is facing charges after he was chased down and tackled by a priest in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Police say 56-year-old Jeffrey Woods slipped into the parish hall at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church 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 Kalombo.
The persistent priest did not let up.
He eventually caught Woods more than a mile away.