From now on, a would-be purse snatcher will probably pick on someone his own age after running into Cornelia Kline.
The 93-year-old Hurst, Texas grandmother sent the thief screaming in pain after giving him a thorough throttling with her walking cane.
Kline had just returned home from the grocery store when the stranger appeared at her car door. When she opened it, he tried to grab her purse. But instead of panicking, Kline went on the attack. "I didn't want him to have my bag," she said.
Kline believes the man followed her home from the store thinking she was an easy victim. The incident left her shaken up, but not injured. She said she's not even mad at the crook. "I feel sorry for him because maybe he's having a bad time this time of the year."
Police are hoping surveillance cameras at the grocery store can give them a clue to who the suspect is.
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