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.