Couple STEALS 81-Yr Old’s Purse- What She Did Next, They NEVER Saw Coming!

Couple STEALS 81-Yr Old’s Purse- What She Did Next, They NEVER Saw Coming!

An 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman chased down robbers who stole her purse, ramming their car with hers and leaving damage that helped officers apprehend the suspects. This is one amazing senior:

Alice Makla

The woman, Alice Makla, was sitting her car in her Mount Pocono driveway on Tuesday when she was approached by a man and woman.

As she talked to them through an open window, one grabbed her purse and the two then fled in a car.

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Pocono Mountain Regional police say Makla took off after them and managed to hit their car with her own, but the duo drove off again.

After Makla returned home and reported what happened, officers were able to track down the pair.
They used Makla’s description of the car and traced it to a grocery store parking lot, identifying it from the damage.

William Hayhurst, 34, and Erin Vanmatre, 30, were arrested and arraigned Wednesday on robbery and other charges.
Police say the suspects targeted the elderly woman after seeing the amount of cash she was carrying while shopping at a Rite Aid earlier in the day.

They then followed her home.

Makla’s neighbor, Steve Jabara, explained to WNEP what happened.

‘One of the fellows reached in and grabbed the purse. She was talking to them, the window was open and they ran with it and she tried to chase them,’ Jabara said.

‘She wasn’t afraid to go after them. They had her purse. She had, I guess, some money in there,’ said Jabara. ‘She was pretty brave actually. She doesn’t think so but she was.’

Mount Pocono local Maria DePinto agreed Makla was brave.

‘Good for her! I honestly think, good for her!’ said DePinto told the network.

‘Honestly, they actually picked on that wrong person, so wrong day to pick on her.’

Seriously, I hope I will be this spry when I am 81 years old, God willing! This is one tough cookie, and I am glad she took action against these thieves. Good for you, Alice!

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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