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No-Nonsense Nun Stops Thief with Reprimand

(CBS/WCBS)

PITTSBURGH (CBS/AP) A thief turned out to be no match for a little nun with a commanding voice.

Sister Lynn Rettinger didn't even have to break out a ruler to stop a man who reached into an opened car window and stole a wallet Tuesday.

She just needed the same tone of voice she's used for nearly 50 years in Catholic schools.

After a teacher saw the man swipe the wallet, the diminutive principal of Sacred Heart Elementary School went outside and firmly told the man: "You need to give me what you have."

The thief turned over the wallet, apologized and walked away.

Rettinger said she merely talked to him as she would to students when she knows they have done something they shouldn't.

Police are still looking for the man, who should be instantly recognizable.

He has that fear-of-God expression.