Shoppers at a Waco, Texas, Walmart decided to take matters into their own hands when they apprehended a suspect after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse.
Shoppers at the store witnessed Andre Dawson, 27, take the purse from an 84-year-old woman and attempt to flee. He didn’t make it far as three men pursued him in the store parking lot.
Cellphone video footage of the incident showed the men struggling with Dawson, who broke free at one point. That’s when a woman witnessing the struggle fired a gun over Dawson’s head. Dawson hit the ground after hearing the shot but then attempted to run again after he apparently realized he wasn’t wounded.
The group quickly apprehended Dawson before he could get away and held him until police arrived. Dawson was arrested and the woman’s purse was returned, according to KTRK.
The woman who fired the gun was cooperating with police in their investigation.
With all the cruelty in the world, it’s good to know that some citizens are willing to stand up to thugs and let them know they can’t get away with the crimes they want to commit.
Preying on people who seem less likely to defend themselves for whatever reason is a low-life thing to do, and this guy deserves to be punished under the fullest extent of the law for trying to steal from an elderly woman.
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