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Bar patrons chase man who allegedly stole cell phone

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Johnny Murff (Source: LMDC) Johnny Murff (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After a woman's phone was stolen at a bar, other customers took matters into their own hands.

According to Louisville Metro Police, Johnny Murff, 41, stole a customer's Samsung Galaxy cell phone at Electric Cowboy on Dixie Highway around 2:15 a.m. on December 5. Officers said they made contact with the victim at the bar and while speaking to her, they saw Murff running from the bar with other patrons chasing after him.

Murff apparently ran past police cars and then ran across Dixie Highway as he attempted to flee the scene. Police saw Murff throw the cell phone in bushes where it was later recovered and returned to the victim.

Murff is being charged with theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence.

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