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Woman With Pepper Spray Fights Off Would-Be Purse Snatcher on 13th Street NE

by Andrew Ramonas — February 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm 5 Comments

400 block of 13th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A woman scared away a would-be thief after she got him in the face with pepper spray about a block from the Kingsman Academy Public Charter School last night, police said.

The attempted robbery happened on the 400 block of 13th Street NE about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman was walking in the area when a man went up to her from behind, according to authorities. He then tried to grab her purse. But she used pepper spray to stop him.

He ran away soon after, empty-handed.

Photo via Google Maps

  • You Go Girl !!!

    Hopefully his eyes were burning for a long time.

    • BJ McKay

      Too bad he didn’t run into an oncoming semi-trailer traveling at a high rate of speed.

      • Hill Resident

        Agree, presuming that he first waited at least three minutes so that he could feel his eyes burn. People like this should be locked up permanently. And not in some pansy prison or halfway house where they watch tv and lift weights. Hard labor.

  • This is a great example of why everyone should carry pepper spray. It is legal in most states (some restrictions) to carry. If you are looking for more info on pepper spray check out http://bestpeppersprayonline.com there is some great information including how to decontaminate if you are sprayed with pepper spray.

  • Good for him. I hope he screams while getting sprayed with pepper spray. On the other hand, you may want to check this article regarding first aid treatment when hit by pepper spray http://goodsoundz.com/effects-pepper-spray/

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