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83-year-old woman foils purse snatcher

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posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 11:11 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. - An 83-year-old great-grandmother thwarted a would-be purse snatcher with a gas nozzle and an iron grip.

Bernie Garcia said a young man approached her at a gas station as she was buying fuel for her van and asked for money. When she told him she had spent all her spare change on gas, he tried to grab her purse.

"But I had it wrapped around my wrist twice," Garcia said, and he was unable to pull it away.

83 Year Old Woman Foils Purse Snatcher

Go Grandma!! How embarrassing for the criminal that tried to snatch her purse. Would be great to be a fly on the wall in prison when they ask why he was there and how he got caught


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posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 05:23 PM
Good for grandma.

You go girl, shoulda smacked the little punk around, too.

posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 10:40 PM
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