A man trying to steal a wallet ended up with a bruised body and bruised ego instead.
Springfield police say a man was followed into and out of Jamal’s on South Grand Avenue east Sunday, and accosted shortly thereafter with a knife. When grabbed, the victim punched the suspect, who then ran away. He’s described as a bald, skinny black man somewhere between 40 and 50 years old.
Police canvassed the area but couldn’t find him.