Beacon Journal staff report
A 31-year-old man chased down and caught a robbery and assault suspect early Fourth of July near Weathervane Lane in Akron and held him until police arrived.
John M. Muzic, 28, of Westgay Drive in Akron, is in Summit County Jail on one charge of robbery and two charges of assault, according to Akron police.
Muzic is accused of assaulting two 19-year-old women in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Weathervane Lane about 2 a.m. The women said they were walking to their cars when a man punched and kicked one woman and grabbed her purse; the other woman said as she tried to help her friend she was also punched in the face.
A 31-year-old man, who was not named, saw what was going on and chased the suspect, police said. He caught the suspect in a wooded area behind a business near the 1400 block of Weathervane Lane and held him.