Today’s lesson: Don’t Mess With Father!
(CBS 2) CHICAGO Two men who allegedly tried to rob a West Side Catholic Church late Wednesday afternoon are in police custody after a priest chased them down.
The collection box at St. Agnes Church on the Southwest side had been robbed before so the priest and church volunteers were on alert. Through video security cameras, they saw a man brazenly lay out tools and try to pry open the box where about $300 was kept.
Father Matt Foley ran from the rectory to the church and grabbed the man’s tools. They fought in the church and the altercation spilled into the street and then the alley. While parishioners called police Father Foley tried to keep the robber from stabbing him.