Sunday, February 10, 2008

Woman Mugged Leaving Church

A woman walking to her car from St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama this afternoon fought back when a man attempted to snatch her purse, according to a South Precinct officer.

The Rev. Rusty McCown said the woman, a longtime member of the church, suffered minor scrapes to her hands after falling down during the struggle.

"She's a tough lady," McCown said.

Police say the man left in a blue Ford Mustang with a Mississippi license plate. A woman was in the car with the suspect, police said.

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