New York Daily News
STRUCTURE MAINTAINER, TWU RECORDING SECRETARY FOR STRUCTURE DIVISION
This transit union official got to dabble in police work when he helped nab a man suspected of assault.
Joe Landro, a Transport Workers Union Local 100 official, chased and tackled hefty six-foot, 205-pound man suspected of slamming a woman’s face into the door of a Chase Bank in downtown Brooklyn around 11 a.m. on Sept. 9.
“I thought of my wife, my mother, my daughter,” Landro said. “Any guy who does that is a coward.”
Landro, 48, of Staten Island, tailed the emotionally disturbed suspect after hearing a witness yell, “Stop that man!”
He told cops on the street about the assault, prompting the suspect to flee.
Landro caught up with him at Atlantic Avenue and pulled him to the ground, holding him there with the help of another bystander until police could put cuffs on him.