An act of kindness turned into a crime on Friday when a man’s wallet was stolen by a transient. A 19-year-old Ben Lomond man was walking on Front Street in Santa Cruz around 5:30pm when a homeless man asked him for some money. When he pulled out his wallet to give him a few dollars, 53-year-old Matthew Devecchis grabbed the wallet from his hand and ran. The victim and other observers tackled the thief before he cold escape. Devecchis was arrested on suspicion of robbery.