- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2014

A pistol-packing Texas pastor on a mission to discover who has been stealing packages from front porches of homes in his town finally found his suspect — a middle-age grandmother, 52.

Pastor Benny Holmes was “at his wit’s end” to find out who had been stealing his home deliveries over the past few weeks, his wife Pat said, to KTRK.

“He was determined in his mind that he would sit here [on his porch], however long it took, to see if he could find her,” Mrs. Holmes said, Fox News reported.

He finally caught her in action and jumped into action. When police responded to the scene, they saw Mr. Holmes, armed with his gun, holding Laurie Ferguson captive, Fox News said. Police then found Ms. Ferguson to be in possession of several reported stolen items from several Baytown homeowners — including a pastor’s robe that had been delivered to the Holmes’ house back in June.

She’s been charged with theft, police said, the New York Daily News reported.

Baytown, a small community in Chambers County in the heart of the Gulf Coast region, recently made national news headlines because of firefighters who went above and beyond their duties to to help out a grieving family of an Air Force veteran who died of a heart attack. After responding to the scene to help the heart attack victim, firefighters returned to the home to finish the grass he was mowing when he went into cardiac arrest.

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