Monday, July 17, 2006

What would make little ole me want to punch somebody in the face?

I can't stand to see defenseless people get preyed upon. My mother stopped to get some gas this morning and you know the cars these days - there's no way to open only one door short of fighting to get the little lock up - well all the doors were unlocked and her purse got stolen from the passenger seat. She saw the guy just as he took it and she ran after him (ya'll don't know my mother, she's crazy). He jumped in his car and started banging on the window. Fortunately he drove off instead of possibly shooting her right there (this is South FL, it could definitely have happened). This all happened right smack in the middle of the day. She called me about 12:15 pm and the poor woman was frantic and upset about the nerve of this guy taking her stuff. Her life was in that purse. And her brand new PDA. I helped her find some numbers and she called to freeze her accounts, blah, blah, blah. I don't know she's going to sleep tonight. He has her driver's license with her address on it. Before today she was intent on leaving; now she can't wait to sell her place and get out.

6 comments:

Brotha Buck said...

So sorry. I hate hearing something like that. What kind of man would steal a purse from anyone, much less an older lady? (don't tell your mom I referred to her that way)

Shawn said...

that sucks...broad daylight? it doesn't suprise but it does kinda surprise me? Did she get his license plate? Did the gas station have cameras?

after you've been robbed it takes so long to start feeling comfortable again.

notyouraverage.... said...

i can't believe your mom chased him down - no, yes I can - knowing your mom somewhat. that is so rotten. can someone stay with her the night?

chele said...

That is so scary. I would have wanted to punch him in the face too!

SP said...

Oh no! That's horrible. I can't believe it. I always lock my doors when I get out to pump gas. If there is anything I can do, just tell your mom to call me.

benthebald said...

That really sucks. Personally, I would have dragged him through a broken car window and "properly educated" him in how violent the streets can get. The good thing is mom is okay. Things could have been waaay worse...