Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi performed heroics off the field today in Rome, chasing down a mugger and handing him to police!
“I was having dinner with my brother near to the Termini Station and there were some tourists sitting next to us,” Onazi told Lazio Style Radio after the story hit the headlines.
“I saw a boy and immediately felt due to his suspicious behaviour that he wanted to steal something. I didn’t even have time to tell my brother that he had already snatched the tourist’s wallet and run off.
“I noticed it, so I ran after him, but stayed on the other side of the street. I ran for 300 metres, the mugger left the wallet under a car, but I saw him.
“I chased him down and brought him back to the restaurant, avoiding the ire of the people around there. I told the restaurant owner to call the police and we brought the wallet back to the lady. She was in tears and thanked me, as the wallet was full of money.
“At that point, seeing as the situation had been resolved, my brother and I left.”
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