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June 24, 2011
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Video: Woman leaps on car to stop Wal-Mart beer thieves

'Hero Mom' suffered two black eyes when trying to apprehend the suspects

By PoliceOne Staff

PEARLAND, Texas — Video shows a Texas woman chasing two men who stole beer from a Wal-Mart store, before leaping on their car to try to halt their getaway.

Monique Lawless, 42, ran into the parking lot and clambered on top of the suspects' vehicle after witnessing the pair grabbing several cases of beer and walking out without paying.

Lawless stomped on the windshield of their car and tried to open the door as it began to drive away.

She suffered two black eyes after being thrown off the hood and landing face-first on the concrete.

"I told the cashier, 'Hey those kids aren't paying for their beers, someone should do something,'" Lawless told Fox News. "I just told her to watch my purse."

Police spotted the car after seeing the run-in with Lawless and arrested the two would-be thieves following a highway chase.

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