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Woman fights off would-be purse snatchers

Victim hit four or five times in face

A woman successfully fought off two teen girls who tried to grab her purse and a bag of items she was returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center at 2:57 p.m. July 6, according to a police report.

The woman had just arrived at the mall, and as she opened her trunk to get the items for return, two young women jumped her. One tried to grab her purse, while the other made a grab for the bag. The victim began screaming for help and the suspect who grabbed the purse hit her four or five times on the left side of her face. The woman managed to hold on to her belongings.

The report said the two suspects escaped in a white Honda with two others inside. Both suspects are described as 15 to 16 years old, black with black hair, about 5 feet tall and weighing about 110 pounds. Police are checking surveillance videos for details.

Comments

Posted by LMP, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 6:25 am

Too bad the victim didn't have pepper spray.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 7:13 am

Too bad she didn't have a gun!


Posted by frankly , a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 13, 2012 at 7:27 am

Well, all persons, here women, should be by now fully aware that the have nots seek more from the haves, supposedly. All the while many ethnic leaders cry racism, or failed economic times for the disenfranchised.

Total crap!! When did people who were civically instilled, morally taught reach these stages?
Work? Why?
When everything is provided by those who do!!

The bleeding hearts rush to defend those poor failed persons.
Oh Hells bells, when did one have to steal, rob, assault, or just plain take anything to learn simple human courtesy, honesty, proper ethical behavior when it has never been there in their background. Blame the more fortunate for the lack of any good manners, work habits, simple basic human manners?

As Al Sharpton publically stated on his TV program, Romney baited the NAACP convention attendees into booing Romney by referring to the Obamacare. As if the health care program came from Senator Reid maybe?

Always find the other guy for one's own failures!!!!

To end: be prepared, be alert, tune into your environment before the less fortunate through their own doing find YOU for their instant welfare gains.


Posted by Kerri, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Quite frankly, your comment makes no sense.


Posted by Alyson, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:40 am

I'm with you Kerri ...


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

Frankly, I blame Rupert Murdoch for frankly's muddle-headed comment.


Posted by melen, a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

Fankly, you make perfect sense! When you "feed the bears" they get used to it and want more! They even believe they deserve it! When the don't get what they want, they TAKE! DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!


Posted by Concerned, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

Come up to speed, ladies.
"Frankly's" commentary was his(?)frustration over those bereft of moral decency are often excused by racial activists and leaders.
It is a sad commentary on our society when Trayvon Martin types perpetrate violent crimes on victims and then are considered victims by those defending themselves.
I unwittingly have been a victim to several physical attacks during the past 20 years. Defending myself in those circumstances would have been life threatening.


Posted by CW, a resident of Danville
on Jul 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I agree with frankly, melen and Concerned! I'm very frustrated with all the racial inuendos! All they have to do is cry "Racial" and they get what they want! They have black schools, black beauty contests, all black award shows on television, and so on! What if "whities", as they call us, did that? We would be boiled in oil! Obama said: "If I had a son he would look just like Travon"!! How racist and frankly dumb sounding is that coming from the Prsident of the United States??!!! Reagan or Bush would NEVER have said anything as stupid as that! We have the most inept, free spending, wasteful president in the history of this country....and I have seen alot of presidents come and go in my 70yrs! Carter was pretty bad too! The Democrats want to tax and spend and that's all they ever do! We make the money and they find ways to waste it! They don't care because they are all getting their nice free fancy retirement plans; (not social security, and their nice free fancy health care plans; (not Obamacare that gives all the illegals free healthcare on our money so the Dems can get their votes)! Vote them out in November! We need to free the Senate and House of this blight on Americans! They are throwing our money away for power and greed! Get wise Americans!


Posted by Frankly, a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Well I didn't wantbto say black but

If one goes to check one sees that black population is 13% of total US population ONLY

There is no country ,no era, no century when an ethnic group hasn't had bad times.

Plus just because one group is only 13% doesnt mean the rest must turn more to the 13%¥


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

Such a beautiful valley.

Such ugly sentiments.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Alamo
on Jul 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

Amen Citizen Paine.


Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Of course, let's lump all with dark skin in to the category of "have nots" that are clearly after the "haves" of the light skin folks. But wait - my neighbor drives a white honda! Maybe everyone who drives a white honda is after my cheetos! I had better arm myself, and soon! In fact, I think I saw a 15 year old outside my house just this morning - can't trust those 15 year olds either!

....and, amen again, Citizen Paine. What a shame.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Danville
on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

With California and the US becoming more and more a multi-racial society, the misguided, ill-informed, and clearly prejudiced views of some of the commenters above will (hopefully) become so irrelevant and out-dated that we will no longer have to listen to them. They will go the way of the dinosaurs. The racial polarization that they promote is already rejected by most young people.


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