A dramatic moment when pregnant woman takes back her purse from the robber in a drastic way. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after Christine Braswell, 26, claimed she saw Robert Raines rummaging through her SUV, WLOS reports. A witness to the alleged break-in, Blake Bennett, said he confronted Raines.
“When I walked out of Walmart, he had her purse and was pulling all of her stuff out,” Bennett said. “Then me and my friend told him to put it down and ‘What are you doing?'”
Raines ran away with Braswell’s purse when she confronted him. She initially chased him on foot but decided to pursue him in her vehicle because she’s pregnant.
After she started chasing the man on foot, she quickly realized being five months pregnant she could not keep up the pace, so she got in her car and ran him over in footage captured on camera. As he trotted topless across the parking lot, he was suddenly hit from behind and the purse can be seen flying into the air upon impact.
“He was with my purse and he took off and I took off after him,” Braswell told WLOS. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car, threw it in gear and come across the curb and ran him over. I was not going to let him get away with it. It’s not right, it’s not fair.”
The suspected thief was taken to hospital but he is expected to make a full recovery having only suffered minor injuries.
He has been charged with breaking and entering, larceny and misdemeanor damage to property as Braswell claims the man broke the screens on her iPad and phone.
Braswell herself has been charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon for running him over.