The story of Kim Robison chasing down a burglar reminds us of a story we heard about another distance runner chasing a thief, but we couldn't remember the details.
Google was quick to verify several similar incidents from Sweden to St. Paul, Minn.
The same plot runs through all the stories -- a would-be thief picks the wrong person to rob.
In Robison's case, the 29-year-old Pasco mom has a couple of half-marathons under her belt and averages running almost20 miles a week -- for fun, we suppose.
We can imagine the chase through the neighborhood: thief in the lead and victim slowly gaining on him. All the while she's yelling at him, "I see you. I'm going to catch you."
No doubt she would have caught him, had she not come to her senses. (It's a little like the old saw about a dog chasing a car. What is he going to do with it when he catchesit?)
Clearly, the goal here would be to run fast enough to keep the burglar in sight but not overtake him.
Running is great therapy. Serious runners report that it clears their mind and gives them time to reflect, which explains why Robison decided to let the police take it from there.
It's still a great story.