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Nun Foils Robbery Attempt With Reprimand

Associated Press

May 28, 2010

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh thief turned out to be no match for a little nun with a commanding voice.

Sister Lynn Rettinger didn’t even have to break out a ruler for a man who reached into an opened car window and stole a wallet Tuesday. She just needed the tone of voice she’s used for nearly 50 years in Catholic schools.

After a teacher saw the man swipe the wallet, the 5-foot-3 principal of Sacred Heart Elementary School went outside and firmly told the man: “You need to give me what you have.”

The thief turned over the wallet, apologized and walked away.

Rettinger said she merely talked to him as she would to students when she knows they have something they shouldn’t.

Police are still looking for the man.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    dino98

    almost 4 years ago

    674 Comments

    Awesome!

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    This is just great, nice going sister.

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    CAZ

    almost 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    “You need to give me what you have.”

    The thief turned over the wallet, apologized and walked away.

    Now that is Command Presence. Sister Lynn Rettinger deserves a Commendation. Great Job Ma am.

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    s3sk

    almost 4 years ago

    3308 Comments

    I agree with gtoli, lol.

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14600 Comments

    DO NOT mess with Nuns! I learned that at a very early age and I wasn't even Catholic!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Gotta love it!!!

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    luke3302

    almost 4 years ago

    922 Comments

    LOL. Can't make this stuff up.

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2780 Comments

    love this story

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    Gtoli

    almost 4 years ago

    1244 Comments

    He's lucky she didn't have a ruler!

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    j0ksta2000

    almost 4 years ago

    932 Comments

    AWESOME!!!

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    SuzanneNGa

    almost 4 years ago

    16580 Comments

    Oh wow, I absolutely love this! Maybe one day soon I can work undercover and wear a nun's outfit and see how many robbers I can stop LOL

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Disobeying a LEO is one thing, but you never, EVER, disobey a nun! ;)

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    lorene1701

    almost 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    I always knew better than to mess with a nun!

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    46054 Comments

    Amen

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    FireDad

    almost 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    You go sister...

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