What started with curiosity ended with the return of stolen belongings after a Good Samaritan stopped a man acting suspiciously in Spokane Valley and helped reunite a woman with her stolen identity.
It can be so frustrating when your belongings are stolen; Rebecca Lanterman's were taken right out of the lobby of her skin and wellness business within seconds.
"I heard a noise, I looked up to the front desk through my closed circuit," she said.
It was a jump start to her morning that Lanterman never expected.
"Came out and a fellow was going out the door," she said.
It happened Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. and when she checked the only thing missing was her purse from underneath the desk. It was the only thing missing, and her associate just missed seeing the man who stole it.
A quick report to Crime Check but all seemed lost, gone, until Ty Brown was driving down Pines and saw a man carrying a purse.
"Just tossed it off to the side and was continuing looking through stuff on the way down the walk here," Brown said.
Brown got out of his car to investigate.