Man wins honor for thwarting Lincoln robbery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 29-year-old Lincoln man is among the 20 honored with medals for heroism by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Brandon Wemhoff was announced as one of the winners Friday for saving a 54-year-old woman from assault during a May 2011 attempted robbery at a Lincoln drugstore.

Wemhoff followed and confronted a masked man who ran back to the pharmacy and demanded drugs. The man turned and pointed a weapon at Wemhoff, who recognized that the weapon was really a BB handgun. Wemhoff tackled the man to the floor and held him for officers.

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania says its mission is to recognize people who perform heroic acts in civilian life.

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