Last night turned out to be more than just another date night for City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison.

According to a post on the Mayor's Facebook page, he and his wife Lori were enjoying a nice dinner out in downtown Poughkeepsie when they witnessed two vandals tagging graffiti on a building right across the street. Seeing the act of vandalism Rolison and a restaurant employee sprung into action but the suspects fled. Rolison and the employee began a foot pursuit which lasted several blocks before the suspects eluded capture around the Mansion Street area.

Some would say pursuing justice comes naturally for Rolison, who before being sworn into office this January as Mayor, worked in law enforcement for over two decades in the Hudson Valley. Rolison passed on a full report to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department who are in search of the subjects.

The Mayor stated that they are working hard to make Poughkeepsie a better place to live and work again,

"Let the word get out that the city of Poughkeepsie won't tolerate any level of crime or vandalism." Rolison said. "Together we will work block by block to make our city safer, cleaner, and stronger,"

Anyone with information regarding this incident or other crimes witnessed in the city are urged to call 911 or the city tips line at: 845-451-7577. You can also submit tips on the web.