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Company exec chases, tackles would-be thief

July 13, 2009

Company presidents typically work hard to protect their business interests.

But for James Kloth, the president of Kloth Tax Advisory Group, that meant tackling a thief who was trying to get away with company property.

According to a Wauwatosa Police Department report:

Kloth walked out to the reception area in the building at 3077 N. Mayfair Road to see if an afternoon appointment had arrived July 7.

Instead, he found a man carrying a duffle bag looking around the room. The man said he had been looking for a job fair and asked Kloth if he could use a phone to call for the correct location. Kloth grew suspicious when he heard the man talking to an automated message.

A quick look around showed a projector and laptop computer missing from the nearby conference room.

The man realized Kloth was on to him, so he started to run. After a chase, the executive tackled the thief and wrestled away the equipment, which was valued at $3,100.

The thief got away and ran from the building.

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