Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Concealed carry

May 01, 2014
PrintCommentRSS

Armed Good Samaritan stops would-be purse snatchers

A mother out with her two children became the victim of would-be purse snatchers, but an armed good Samaritan came to the rescue

By Rucks Russell
KHOU

HOUSTON — A mother out with her two children to go shopping became the victim of would-be purse snatchers, but a good Samaritan armed with a gun came to the rescue.

“This lady opens her car door, grabs the woman’s purse and they reverse. While they’re trying to reverse, the lady is holding on to her purse still, chasing them all the way to the middle,” said witness Brenda Vasquez.

That’s when a perfect stranger intervened. He happened to be in his car in the parking lot when it happened. Someone snapped a picture of the man holding the two suspects at bay. A few minutes later, police arrived and took the male and female suspects into custody.

Full StoryArmed good Samaritan comes to the aid of purse-snatching victim

 

 






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample