Photo courtesy San Jose Police Department
Manteca native Kim Komenich is no stranger to the news. A former San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle photographer and now an assistant professor for new media at San Jose State University, Komenich won the Pulitzer for Spot News Photography in 1987 for his coverage of the Philippine revolution. But on Monday he became the subject of a spot news event.
According to reports he was standing in line at a Wells Fargo Bank in downtown San Jose when the man in front of him handed the teller a note and said “give me your money.” A man of imposing stature, Komenich, grabbed the robber in a bear hug from behind and held him until police arrived about five minutes later.
An accomplished and well-respected photographer, Komenich can now add crime-fighter to his resume’.