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Pulitzer winner restrains bank robber in San Jose

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kim Komenich, who is now an assistant professor at San Jose State University, helped foil a bank robbery, according to SJSU’s Spartan Daily.

Komenich told the paper he was waiting in  a line at the Wells Fargo at San Fernando and Market streets on Monday when the two robbers walked inside.

According to the Spartan:

Komenich was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner.

He was a photographer at the Chron from 2000 to 2009. He is now as assistant professor of new media at San Jose State. (Photo credit: SJSU)

UPDATE, 1 A.M. WEDNESDAY: The Merc picked up the story.

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