The Post has this story today:
A firefighter leaped into crime-fighter mode in the East Village last night -- helping a damsel in distress whose cellphone was snatched by a sticky-fingered thief, authorities said.
Vinny Brennan, 34, who also is a Marine Corps reservist, heard a cry for help near his Ladder 11 firehouse on East 2nd Street around 7:30 p.m.
"I saw a man running towards us on the sidewalk and my Marine intuition kicked in and I decided this one has got to be stopped," he said.
Brennan, who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, tackled the suspect and his fellow firefighters helped hold him until cops arrived.
Steven Varkony, 32, of The Bronx, was booked for robbery, cops said.
Despite hearing about so many cellphone thefts, NO ONE has tried to take mine...