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03-04-09, 08:02 PM #1
Texas woman chases down thief
Wed Mar 4, 2:42 pm ET
FORT WORTH, Texas – Unholstering her cell phone from her bra, a tough-talking Texas woman chased down a purse snatcher in her car while calling 911. "Put it on the hood, now!" Val Renfro is heard yelling on the 911 recording after she got her man. "You give me my purse, right now."
Renfro, 65, from Arlington, had finished shopping Sunday at a Fort Worth office supply store and was getting into her car when a man shoved her twice, grabbed her purse and ran, according to a police report.
That's when she reached for her phone, which she always keeps tucked into her bra, and called 911.
While talking to the operator, Renfro drove after the fleeing man.
At one point, she apparently nudges the man with her car. The man tells her if she rolls down her window, he'll return the purse. "Like hell I will," she yells.
Onlookers eventually cornered the man near a movie theater.
Renfro said she later ran into the suspect at the police station, where he apologized to her. She said she accepted his apology.
"I don't have any animosity toward him," Renfro said. "Who am I to be the judge of him?"
Police identified the suspect as Ricky Lee Sample, 47. He remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated robbery as well as a parole violation. His bail was set at $20,000.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: http://www.star-telegram.com/
03-04-09, 08:09 PM #2
Being a Texas story I was surprised she didn't pull a pistol from the other side of her bra!
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
03-05-09, 11:38 AM #3
03-05-09, 11:49 AM #4
Mr. Sample might want to consider a career change.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
03-05-09, 12:16 PM #5
haha, in the bay area she would have been charged with ADW for nudging him with the car. I think she should be given a standing ovation.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
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