The real estate business lends itself to financial rather than criminal excitement, or at least it's supposed to. But a Menlo Park developer and his son found themselves chasing a thief through the streets on Aug. 15.
Roxy Rapp had reported the theft of a security camera to Menlo Park police on Aug. 14. The camera, taken from Mr. Rapp's new building at 1706 El Camino Real, had managed to download a photo of the culprit before vanishing, according to the report.
The next day Mr. Rapp and his son spotted the alleged thief on the street. A chase ensued, ending with the capture of 51-year-old David Shippen, of Palo Alto, the report said. Police then took the suspect into custody.