NEW YORK (VINnews) — A grandmother from Gold Coast, Australia ran after a thief who tried to snatch her handbag and successfully fought him off and retrieved her handbag.
In dramatic footage from a surveillance camera, the woman, who reportedly was celebrating her birthday at the Pimpama Tavern in January this year, kicked off her shoes and chased after the 42-year-old thief through the carpark. (Warning: graphic scene)
The man allegedly took the handbag off a table at the tavern before running through the carpark with the woman in hot pursuit. Despite suffering from a medical condition, the woman succeeded in knocking the man to the ground, grabbing him in a headlock before reclaiming her bag. She was reportedly left with cracked ribs, cuts and bruises following the tussle and said that she had “no idea what she was thinking” when she leapt into action.
Queensland Police have since tracked down the alleged thief and charged him.