Prize Winning Photographer Foils Bank Robber

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Kim Komenich is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer.  His shots of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos, then president of The Philippines, won him the honor and a great deal of acclaim.  Today, after a lifetime behind the camera shooting the news, Komenich made it.

While standing in line at the bank earlier this week, Komenich noticed that the man in front of him, who had been acting strangely, had passed a note over to the cashier.  He soon realized that a robbery was underway and acted to stop it.

Komenich - a sizeable opponent at 6'2" and 260lbs - grabbed the man from behind in a bear hug, holding him there until police arrived.  

"He just sort of stood there with me, and there was this really awkward period there," said the photographer.  "This went on for 4-5 minutes. It was one of the weirdest moments of my life."

Thanks to the actions of the 53 year old Komenich, police were able to apprehend the robber and his two accomplices.