Conceal Carry Citizen Apprehends Would-Be Purse Snatchers

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A local Texas mother is thanking her lucky stars after a Good Samaritan, and conceal carry resident, stopped what would have been a successful purse snatching.

As the woman was leaving a Houston Family Dollar, the would-be thieves drove up, grabbed onto her purse and tried to drive away. As the woman was pulled through the parking lot, she finally released the purse before falling over.

(See also: Chicago Gun Crimes Plummet After Illinois Enacts Conceal-Carry Law)


According to the manager of that store, Brenda Vasquez, “This lady opens her car door, grabs the woman’s purse and they reverse. While they’re trying to reverse, the lady is holding on to her purse still, chasing them all the way to the middle.

The car however didn’t get too far as a firearm owning citizen jumped in to lend a hand. Vasquez added, “And that good Samaritan came out, drew his weapon and scared them. And that’s when he pulled them out of the car.”

Officially stopping the car, the man forced the two thieves, a man and a woman, out of the car and made them lay on the ground. From there, he called police who swiftly arrived and arrested the couple.

The suspects were later identified as, “34-year-old Shamarion Diana Brooks and 48-year-old Jesse Leroy Grace.” Brooks, the passenger and thief, was formally charged with, “felony possession of an unlawful substance and robbery by threat,” whereas Grace was hit with, “unauthorized use of motor vehicle and robbery by threat,” charges.


While at a press briefing, Police department spokesman John Cannon was asked what he had to say about the, “hero” in which he said, “the citizen did what he thought was right at the time. In some instances, witnesses do that and other times they play it safer and just get good descriptions.”

(See also: Concealed Pistol Carrier Takes Out Crazed Gunman And Would-Be Murderer)

Score one more for the gun guys.

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