A woman carrying a purse full of cash held onto her bag for dear life when she was attacked by a group of robbers in Texas Friday.
KTRK reports the woman had just withdrawn $75,000 from a bank when she was followed by two men who tried to steal her purse.
Dramatic video shows the woman’s husband rush to her aid as she struggles with the suspects. Then one of the suspect’s backs over the couple with his car and the woman’s purse was stolen.
The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but is now expected to recover, authorities said. It’s unclear if her husband was injured.
An officer who witnessed the incident chased the suspects and managed to apprehend one, Davis Mitchell.
Mitchell, 31, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Deputies are still looking for the other man.
“I would not encourage to do what she did … for the mere fact that money can be replaced; your life can’t be. But she was resilient. She fought, she believed in what she was doing, they were tenacious and they did not get up. This could’ve had a different outcome,” said Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Constable’s Office.